Rain In Her Eyes
Kibbutz Maoz Chaim children’s house, 1943. A gunshot rings out, followed by silence.11-year-old Dvor’aleh is orphaned. She was told that her mother was killed by a stray bullet during weapons training, but soon begins hearing the word “suicide” whispered among the kibbutz members. Dvora is deeply troubled: was it an accident or was it suicide? If it was suicide, how could her mother leave her alone in the world like that?
Only years later does Dvora discover the truth. Journeying to the past, her son, the filmmaker, revisits the childhood of a mother with “rain in her eyes”, as she described herself – a mother whose tormented life story shaped her writing and her relationship with her children and family.
Director: Ron Omer
Producer: Shula Spiegel, Dana Eden
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Duration: 60 min.
Date of Release: 9,2020
Country of Production: Israel
Festivals & Awards
Docaviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2020
Winner, The Mayor of Tel Aviv-Yafo Award for Best Debut Film
Classrooms Without Borders/2021
Channel 8, Israel
Involved Institutions and Other Financiers
Makor Foundation for Israeli Films, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The Avi Chai Foundation