A Film by: Yehonatan Indursky
(Israel, 2017, 92 min, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Moshe Folkenflik,Manuel Elkaslassy Vardi).
Nahman Ruzumni lives on the fringes of the ultra-orthodox community in Bnei Berak.
As a "Driver" he takes beggars to wealthy people's homes, and helps them find the
right way to tell their story in order to inspire philanthropy. For his services he gets a
cut of the money, and records their stories in his notebook. He spends the rest of his nights in makeshift casinos and dining halls where the more questionable members
of this pious society spend their nights.
But when his wife leaves suddenly, Ruzumni is faced with the responsibility of his
nine year old daughter. Now Ruzumni takes his daughter on his nightly journey,
exposing her for the first time to his world. Getting to know his daughter Ruzumni remembers the only story he could never tell…his own. Together in the dark alleys
of Bnei Barak they each find, even if for a short moment, their lost childhoods.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
* UK JFF Best Debut Feature Film 2018
* Tallinn Black Nights International Film Festival 2017 - First Features Competition
* Pittsburgh JFF 2018
* Washington JFF 2018
* Cleveland JFF 2018
* Australia IJFF 2018
* Silicone Valley JFF 2018
* Baton Rouge JFF 2018
* Boston JFF 2018
* BYU 2018
* Fort Lauderdale IFF 2018
* Palm Springs JFF 2019
* Miami JFF 2019
* Orange County JFF 2019