Sweet Mud


Drama
Drama

On a secluded Kibbutz in the desert, 12 year old Dvir realizes that his mother is mentally ill. Dvir navigates between the kibbutz’s absurd attempts to implement the idea of equality and the painful reality that his mother has been abandoned by their community.


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Sweet Mud

A Film by: Dror Shaul
(Israel/Germany, 2006, 100 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Tomer Steinhof, Ronit Yudkevitz, Shai Avivi, Pini Tavger, Gal Zaid, Henri Garcin )

On a kibbutz in southern Israel in the 1970's, Dvir Avni (12) realizes that his mother, Miri, is mentally ill. It is the year of his Bar Mitzvah, and in a series of sometimes funny, sometimes frightening tasks, Dvir and his classmates have to prove their ability to live up to the social standards of the Kibbutz

In this closed, unique society, bound by rigid rules, Dvir navigates between the kibbutz motto of equality and the stinging reality that his mother has, in effect, been abandoned by their collective community.

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Berlin International Film Festival 2007 - Winner of the Crystal Bear for Best Feature Film
• Sundance International Film Festival 2007 - Winner of Dramatic World Cinema Jury Award
• Montpellier International Film Festival - Winner of Prix Nova Award and Prix Jeune Public Award
• Opening Film San Francisco JFF 2007

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• Winner of Israeli Academy Best Film Award 2006
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