Film - International Independents Filmfest 2017


Directed by Hagar Ben Asher


Director: Hagar Ben Asher
Section: International Independents
Country: Germany, France, Israel
Year: 2016
Language: English, Hebrew
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Lihi Kornowski, Ronald Zehrfeld



Alex, almost 18, is abandoned by her mother, lonely and fearful. She struggles with life and the responsibilities of forced adulthood. When her apartment is broken into one day, she is emotionally intrigued by the chaos the burglars leave behind. She decides to visit her neighbors. When no one answers, she slips in through the unlocked door. She finds money on a table, but does not touch it. The next day she changes her mind and returns. From that moment on, something lights up in her, something that gives her the strength and the confidence to meet Michael, a German geologist working near the Dead Sea. She lies to him about a lot, but not about her feelings.

Meet the director


Hagar Ben Asher

Hagar Ben-Asher graduated with honors in 2007 from the Minshar for Art School and Center, Tel Aviv. She wrote, directed and acted in THE SLUT, which premiered in the Semaine de la Critique at Cannes. The film won the Best Director prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival and has been distributed in a number of countries, including the United States, France, Germany, Brazil and Japan. Asher also wrote, directed and starred in PATHWAYS, which was included in the Cinefondation selection at Cannes. The film screened in numerous festivals around the world and won first prize at Stockholm, Rehovot and Jerusalem.


Screenplay: Hagar Ben Asher
Director of Photography: Amit Yasour
Film Editor: Nili Feller
Composer: François-Eudes Chanfrault
Production Designer: Shunit Aharoni
Costume Design: Ii Alembik, Mosche Alembik
Sound: Michael Kaczmarek
Producer: Benny Drechsel, Eitan Mansuri, Yael Fugel, Nathalie Vallet, Karsten Stöter, Letitia Gonzalez
Production Company: Rohfilm Productions GmbH
Co-Production Company: Cinema Group Spiro Films LTD, Les Films du Poisson
World Sales: The Match Factory