Off White Lies

2011 Israeli film directed by Maya Kenig.

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Off White Lies - 2011 Israeli film directed by Maya Kenig.  After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager, is sent to live with him in Israel.  Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war (2006).  Libby quickly discovers that her dad, Shaul, is an infantile eccentric, and is "in-between apartments".  Shaul comes up with a creative plan - they pose as refugees from Israel's bombarded north, 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 cannot last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life; those she must tell now, and those she has been told since childhood.  Stars Gur Bentvich (winner of Best Actor at the Jerusalem Film Festival) and Elya Inbar. In Hebrew and English with optional English subtitles, unrated, 89 minutes. 

Includes a FREE discussion guide for classroom use.

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