Dir. David Ofek and Neta Shoshani (59min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew and Russian with English Subtitles
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Ronen and Orit, two young Bukharins living in Israel, have been dating
for almost three years. Ronen and his brother make up the Handa Handa
theater troupe, a runaway hit among the worldwide Bukhari community.
According to longstanding tradition, Bukhari couples must marry after a
brief acquaintance – but Ronen and Orit rebel against the community and
their own families and refuse. Her parents have had enough, and demand
that they either marry or break up, in the process trapping their love
between tradition and modernity. 

Film subjects Ronen and Hay Davidov in conversation at the March 4 Screening.

David Ofek, grew up in the town of Ramat Gan, Israel and graduated from the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem.  Among his other famous works are the TV mini-series "Melanoma My Love," "The Ulpan," and "Nicolai and the Law of Return."
Neta Shoshani is a graduate of Visual Communication at Bezalel, an editor and a graphic designer.


Sunday, March 2, 2:45 pm
Goethe Institut
814 Seventh Street NW at I Street
Washington, DC

Tuesday, March 4, 8:45 pm
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC


"For achieving the impossible: turning a documentary into a comedy that makes us laugh out loud again and again, the jury created a special prize. The LOL Prize. We are looking forward to Handa Handa 5."
-Jury statement from Docaviv festival


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