section Feature Film Competition


  • Benny Fredman
  • IL
  • 2023
  • 111

In an ultra-Orthodox neighbourhood of Jerusalem Yair realises his dream of owning his own computer business. The dream threatens to shatter however when a violent conflict breaks out between him and the unscrupulous local authorities, one which also puts Yair's young family in danger.

Benny Fredman's gripping drama is based on the director's personal experiences and speaks of the inner conflict experienced by the main character. Torn between a desire for self-realisation and the obligations to his family, Yair fights against all the odds - and risks having to pay a heavy price in return. Love collides with corruption and violence, modern technology with religious prescriptions, in-law expectations with disappointment and individual self-determination with conformity. HOME received nine nominations at the 2023 Ophir awards, Israel's Oscars, winning awards for Best Actor – Roy Nik (in the role of Yair) and Best Supporting Actor – Dror Keren (who plays Avrum Davidovich, the community leader).

Text: Merlin Webers
English: Peter Rickerby

After the screenings there will be a Q&A with director Benny Fredman.

Thur 20.6. 18:00
BÜRGERBILDUNGSZENTRUM AMADEU ANTONIO (Puschkinstraße 13, 16225 Eberswalde)
entry fee, donations are welcome

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original title Home

international title Home

german title Home

JFBB section Feature Film Competition

  • director Benny Fredman

country/countries IL

year 2023

duration 111

Portrait of Benny Fredman

Benny Fredman

BIO Benny Fredman (director, producer, and screenwriter) His first film "Suicide" was officially selected at the Sitges Film Festival and acquired by Netflix for worldwide distribution.