Leaving Paradise

Haifa Film Festival

Cleo fulfilled his dream: to leave the big city with his wife and fifteen children, to establish a family commune on a farm in Brazil. Exploring their family-roots leads the children to discover their surprising heritage, which undermines the existence of the communal paradise.

Director: Ofer Freiman

Producer: David Noy, Yoram Ivri


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Production Company: Cinemax Productions
Duration: 90 min.
Date of Release: 7/10/20
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: 4K
Language: Hebrew, English, Portuguese
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • Salem International Film Festival, USA 2021
    WINNER, Best editing

  • Krakow International Film Festival, Poland 2021
    Official Competition

  • Berlinale Summer series, Germany 2021

  • Tempo International Film Festival, Sweden 2021

  • Haifa International Film Festival, Israel 2020
    WINNER, Best Film (National Version)

Involved Broadcasters

yes Docu – DBS Satellite Service

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The Avi Chai Foundation


Family Story, Human Interest / Social Issues, Nature / Environment, Newest Arrivals, Portrait