section Feature Film Competition


  • Nir Bergman
  • IL, IT
  • 2020
  • 94 Min

A father-son idyll coming to an end: Aharon dedicates his life to raising his autistic son Uri. They live together in a harmonious routine, far removed from the real world. Uri is growing up however and it’s time for him to leave this fatherly comfort zone. Yet is Uri ready for this step? Or is it Aharon who is unable to let go? A heart-warming, subtly ironic drama on fatherly love and the inability to change it entails.

“I had in mind Blinders … That's how I perceive Aharon, half-blind to his path, minimizing his needs to meet the needs of his autistic son, completely channeled to taking care of him and keeping him from harm's way.“ (Nir Bergman)

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original title HERE WE ARE

international title HERE WE ARE

german title HERE WE ARE

JFBB section Feature Film Competition

  • director Nir Bergman

country/countries IL, IT

year 2020

duration 94 Min

screenplay Dana Idisis

director of photography Shai Goldman

sound Ronen Nagel

music Matteo Curallo

editing Ayala Bengad

producer Eitan Mansuri, Jonathan Doweck, Marica Stocchi

production company A SPIRO FILMS LTD, In coproduction with ROSAMONT mk2 films

actor/s Shai Avivi, Noam Imber, Smadar Wolfman, Efrat Ben Zur, Amir Feldman, Sharon Zelikovsky

Portrait of Nir Bergman

Nir Bergman

BIO Nir Bergman was born in Haifa, Israel in 1969. He graduated with honors from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem on June 1998. His debut film, Broken Wings, was released in 2002, was a major success, won several international awards and was distributed by Sonny Classics in the US. Since then, Bergman has written and directed several award winning feature films as well as successful TV series, among them he co-wrote and directed In Treatment which was later adopted by HBO. Currently Bergman is one of Israel's leading film and TV writers–directors as well as a prominent film teacher in the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School. 2020 HERE WE ARE ǀ feature 2019 JUST FOR TODAY ǀ TV series, writer & director. (Endemol Shine Israel), Special Jury Prize SERIES MANIA 2019, Best International TV Series at Zurich IFF 2019 2016 SAVING NETA ǀ feature, writer & director, 2014 (UCM), Audience Award Jerusalem IFF 2014 YONA ǀ feature, writer & director (UCM) 2016 Best Directing "Imaj" film festival Brussels 2016 Best Asian Film, Kerala IFF 2010 INTIMATE GRAMMAR ǀ feature, writer & director (Libretto films), Grand Prix Award for Best Film, Tokyo IFF 2010 , Best Film Award Jerusalem IFF 2010 2007 WALK THE DOG ǀ Mini-series, director & co-writer (Libretto films), Best Mini-Series, Best Director & Best Writer, Israeli TV Academy Awards 2005 IN TREATMENT ǀ TV Series, co-creator, writer & director (1st season) (Inosan Productions) Won the Israeli TV Academy Award for Best TV Drama 2002 BROKEN WINGS ǀ Debut feature, writer & director (Norma Productions), Panorama Audience Award, C.I.C.A.E. Award & Prize of the Ecumenical Jury, Berlin IFF 2002, 9 awards at the Israeli Film Academy Award, 2002, Including Best Film, Best Scenario and Best Director. Best Writing and Directing Awards, Jerusalem IFF 2002, Grand Prix Award for Best Film, Tokyo IFF 2002, John Schlesinger Award, Palm Springs IFF