Film - Program 1 Filmfest 2016


Directed by Aleeza Chanowitz


Director: Aleeza Chanowitz
Section: Program 1
Country: Israel
Year: 2016
Language: English, Hebrew
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Aleeza Chanowitz, Taki Berger-Benkoe, Amit Roth
18+ (no age rating)

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A non-kosher comedy dealing with the disparities between men and women, new immigrants and native-born Israelis, and between the religious lifestyle Mushkie grew up with and her flesh and blood lust. At the forefront are protagonists Mushkie and Sari, two “Chabad girls from Brooklyn” who are new immigrants to Israel, roommates and best friends. When Mushkie comes down with an unexpected medical problem and begins to itch in embarrassing places, she is forced to admit to Sari about her double life, putting their friendship to the test.

  • Duration: 13 Min.

  • Film School: JSFS, The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School, Jerusalem

Meet the director


Aleeza Chanowitz

Born in Brooklyn, New York, USA in 1990, Aleeza Chanowitz earned her Bachelor’s degree in Judaic studies at Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. She then relocated to Jerusalem, where she has been studying at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School since 2012.


Screenplay: Aleeza Chanowitz
Director of Photography: Danel Elpeleg
Film Editor: Uriya Hertz
Composer: Aleeza Chanowitz
Production Designer: Liron Barchat
Costume Design: Liron Barchat
Sound: Amir Sarek, Yotam Shazar, Uriya Hertz
Producer: Talia Garber