MELTING AWAY (Israel)
Coachella Valley Premiere -One Time Screening
Co-Sponsored with CINEMA DIVERSE
This heartfelt drama follows the story of a family drawn into crisis after the parents discover their child is secretly a cross-dresser and kick him out of the house. Years later, when the father is dying, the mother hires a private detective to track him down.
For the first time in the history of Israeli cinema, a feature film dealing with parents coping with their transgendered child. “Melting Away” has been conceived after the brutal murder at the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center and the deep shock felt by Doron Eran, director, and his partner, screenwriter Bili Ben Moshe after hearing of parents refusing to visit their injured kids at the hospital.
Complimentary to Desert Film Society members -or- $13.00 at Camelot’s Box Office.
Audience Award at the Shalom Europa IFF, France 2012
Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012
|Directors: Doron Eran
Producer: Doron Eran, Moshe & Leon Edri, Billi Ben Moshe
Produced with the help of: Israeli Film Fund
Screenplay: Billi Ben Moshe
Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem
Editor: Reut Haan
Sound designer: Itamar Cohen
Music: Danni Reichental
Art Designer: Yoram Shayer
Cast: Hen Yanni, Limor Goldstein, Ami Weinberg
Original Language: Hebrew