UPPER LIP
Film - Program 3 Filmfest 2019

UPPER LIP

Directed by Shiri Cohen

Info

Director: Shiri Cohen
Section: Program 3
Country: Israel
Year: 2018
OT: GABOT
Language: Hebrew
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Yarin Uzan, Keren Reuven, Asia Neifeild, Sylvie Yearit Sheftel, Sarit Goldstein
18+

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Logline

UPPER LIP

Tamara, an Israeli girl, is about to turn 12. In preparation for her bat mitzvah, her mother takes her to the beauty salon to get her eyebrows done for the first time. When the painful procedure starts, the girl tries to resist, but her mother and the other women in the salon hold her down as she kicks and screams. This bittersweet look at traditional standards of beauty offers an appeal for female self-determination.



  • Film School: Sapir Academic College

  • Duration: 10 Min.

Meet the director

UPPER LIP

Shiri Cohen

Shiri Cohen holds a degree in film studies from Sapir College. A scriptwriter as well as a director, Cohen has been politically active as a feminist. Currently she is developing a Web series that critiques the influence of the army on Israeli culture.

Credits

Screenplay: Shiri Cohen
Director of Photography: Maor Alteras
Film Editor: Inbar Katz
Production Designer: Vered Leffler, Shani Mileguir
Producer: Oanit Zur, Pnina Cohen