MELTING AWAY (Israel)

MELTING_AWAY                    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.

Awards:

Audience Award at the Shalom Europa IFF, France 2012
Festival Award at the Au fil(m) du temps- IMAJ Israeli Film Festival, Belgium 2011 
Special award for breakthrough performance to Hen Yani for her role in “Melting Away”- Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival

 

Festivals:

Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012
Montreal Israeli Film Festival, Canada 2012
CINEMA DIVERSE Palm Springs, USA 2012
AICE Australian Israeli Film Festival, Australia 2012
Philadelphia Qfest International Film Festival, USA 2012
OUTflix Delaware International Film Festival 2012
Mayerson JCC Cincinnati, USA 2012
Israeli Film festival in Ottawa, Canada 2012
Shalom Europa Internaitonal Film Festival, France 2012
Out Film CT International Film Festival 2012
WashingtonJewish Film Festival, USA 2012
Fairytales Filmfest, Canada 2012
Outview International Film Festival, Greece 2012
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival 2012
Toronto Israeli Film Festival 2012
Torino GLBT Film Festival 2012
Detroit Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012
Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival, USA 2012
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012
Los Angeles Israeli Film Festival, USA 2012

Rockville Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, USA 2012
Nova Fairfax Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012
Mayerson Jewish Community Center , USA 2012
Au fil(m) du temps- IMAJ Israeli Film Festival, Belgium 2011
 Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada 2011
Cinemed Montpellier International Film Festival 2011
The Tel Aviv Internatioanl LGBT Film Festival 2011

Credits:

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
Subtitles: English
Runtime:  86 min
Distributor:  Go2Film

Posted in 2012 Screenings, Screening Archive