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Thursday, 25 February

“When we arrived [in Israel] it was like coming from a different planet. Everything was so strange and bizarre for us and I want to capture this feeling.” - Director Evgeny Ruman

“A seamless blend of humour, pathos and heart.” - Toronto Jewish Film Festival

Husband and wife Victor and Raya Frenkel were the golden voices of the Soviet film dubbing for decades: all the Western movies that reached Soviet screens were dubbed by them. In 1990, with the collapse of Soviet Union, the Frenkels decided to make Aliyah and immigrate to Israel along with hundreds of thousands of Soviet Jews. However, in Israel, there is no need for Russian speaking dubbing artists. Victor’s and Raya’s attempts to use their talent will cause bizarre and unexpected events during their first months in their new home, and turn the beginning of this chapter of their life into an amusing, painful, and absurd experience.

Golden Voices | Russia, 2019, 88 mins | Director: Evgeny Ruman | Cast: Vladimir Fridman, Maria Belkin, Evelin Hagoel, Uri Klauzner, Alexander Senderovich | Language: Russian, Hebrew (English subtitles) | Premiere Status: Australian

Festival Appearances/Awards: 2019 Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival