Off white lies

Off white lies

DVD - 2013 | Hebrew
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After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager, is sent to live with him is Israel. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that her dad, Shaul, is an infantile eccentric, and that he is "in-between apartments" (in other words, homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads. They pose as refugees from the bombarded northern region of Israel, and are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. Finally in a "normal" household, Shaul and Libby begin to build their father-daughter relationship, but their false identities can't last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life; those she must tell now, and those she's been fed since childhood.
Publisher: [New York] : Film Movement ; Prince Frederick, MD : Distributed by RB Media, [2013], 2012
ISBN: 9781470338503
Branch Call Number: DVD F OFF Hebrew
Alternative Title: Catherine the Great


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Cute, light-hearted movie.

Dec 31, 2014

When 13-year old Libby travels to Israel in order to live with her dad, a part-time inventor and full-time dreamer, things don’t turn out as expected. For one thing her father has been lying about his financial situation (he’s broke), for another he’s been lying about his living arrangements (he’s homeless). Desperate for food and a roof over their heads, the two decide to pose as despondent refugees from the war-torn north in order to insinuate themselves into the home of a wealthy Tel Aviv family. Complications ensue... A mostly unremarkable comedy-slash-coming of age drama with a few political barbs in its tail. A satirical take on infomercials is priceless.


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