A Film by: Marco Carmel
(Israel, 2017, 95 min, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Omer Dror, Nir Sultan, Amit Farkash, Noa Kirel).
ALMOST FAMOUS is a contemporary drama which faithfully describes the world of teenagers today: how they speak, their relationships and the deep impact of social networks on their lives. The film sensitively depicts the world of a gifted teenager, for whom excelling is natural, but who is willing to jeopardize it all in order to be popular and socially acceptable by her peers.
Shiri has one best friend, excellent grades and butterflies in her stomach whenever she sees the handsome Omri. She doesn’t think that being smart is a personality trait that could attract a guy to her life and help her become popular. In contrast, her big brother Tomer hardly gets 80 on his tests but looks like a model, has many friends and is a talented musician who has just been accepted to a famous singing reality TV show.
Is Shir’s life about to change now that everyone knows her as the sister of the mega famous Tomer? How far is she willing to go to become popular and join the fashionable but vicious in-crowd? What will she discover about real friendship and first love?
SCREENINGS AND AWARDS:
Cinema South IFF, Israel 2017
• Atlanta JFF JFF 2018
• Northern Virginia JFF 2018
• Boston JFF 2018
• East Bay JFF 2019
• JCC Chicago 2019