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Mika

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*Adult Subject Matter
Mika, a penniless illegal immigrant from the FSU, is living with her baby daughter in a bomb shelter near the Machaneh Yehuda market in Jerusalem.  She speaks no Hebrew, and cleans stairwells in order to live.  For food, she forages among the market leftovers.
When the baby gets sick, Mika has no choice but to make contact with others and to solicit help from the men around her. Instead of kindness, Mika encounters only cynical exploitation.
 

Crew
Director: Maya Hatav
Screenwriter: Maya Hatav
Cast
Lucy Davidovich
Screenings & Prizes

Awards

Best Fictional Film, Ma'aleh Graduation Awards 2008

Festivals

Jerusalem Film Festival (Wolgin) Summer 2008

"Panda Bear" Film Festival, Sichuan TV Festival 2009

"Di Frost" Culture Film Festival Jerusalem 2010

Labor Film Festival, Haifa Cinemateque 2010

 

Movie Comments

Behind the Scenes:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=didBwUtGNEw

2009
Drama
27
Subtitles in
English