Probation Time

Tkufat Mivchan
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Directed by: Avigail Sperber
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It's hard to be a good person," Ariella tells her sister Avigail.

Avigail, the director of this film, is dealing with a break-up from her girlfriend and with raising a child that she had with her. At the same time, her religious family in Jerusalem is struggling with the "demons" threatening to overwhelm their daughter Ariella. Ariella is an Ethiopian girl, who was adopted by Avigail's parents, Rabbi Daniel and Hannah Sperber, when she was four. She is the tenth child, with nine older siblings, each of whom chose a unique path to follow. But Ariella forces the family to contend with problems of another sort: alcoholism, petty thefts, and prison. Does the story of Ariella have an inevitable ending? Can she accept and absorb the love and concern that surround her? And will her family be able to love her unconditionally? This is a depiction of the fragile bonds that make up a family.

Subject:Family, Children, Jerusalem, Crime, Judaism, Ethiopians, LGBTQ
Director:Avigail Sperber
Producers:Ilanit Ben-Yaakov, Enav Shenhar
Production company:Endemol Israel
Film Distributor:Endemol Israel
External Links:Facebook Page, Distributor Page


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