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Probation Time (16+)

Israel, 2014, colour, 90 min.
Director: Avigail Sperber
“It’s hard to be a good person,” – explains Ariela (25) to her sister Avigail (40), shortly before she walks into the raging sea waters, desperately wanting to end her life. Avigail Sperber films her unique family: her mother who once adopted Ariela, her father – rabbi, and all the rest of her eight brothers and sisters. This is a warm-hearted, profound and wise film about life’s choices and combination of the destinies of a big loving family.
Russian premier

AWARDS

DOCAVIV Int'l FF, Tel Aviv, 2014: Best Film Award, Best Cinematography Film Award.

Avigail Sperber

Avigail Sperber

was born in Israel in 1973. She graduated with honors from the "Maaleh" Film School in 1998 and the "Idit Shachori" School of Scriptwriting in 2004. Avigail is an award winning producer, director and cinematographer of fiction and documentary films.

FILMOGRAPHY

Halakeh, 2008; The Hangman, 2010; Probation Time, 2014.
Israel, 2014, colour, 90 min.
Director: Avigail Sperber
“It’s hard to be a good person,” – explains Ariela (25) to her sister Avigail (40), shortly before she walks into the raging sea waters, desperately wanting to end her life. Avigail Sperber films her unique family: her mother who once adopted Ariela, her father – rabbi, and all the rest of her eight brothers and sisters. This is a warm-hearted, profound and wise film about life’s choices and combination of the destinies of a big loving family.
Russian premier

AWARDS

DOCAVIV Int'l FF, Tel Aviv, 2014: Best Film Award, Best Cinematography Film Award.