Film - Program 8 Filmfest 2021


Directed by Bar Cohen


Director: Bar Cohen
Section: Program 8
Country: Israel
Year: 2020
Language: Hebrew
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: LeeOz Levy, Carmit Mesilati Kaplan, Hagar Meshulam Weizman
18+ (no age rating)

Also in this program


This film is shown as part of program 8.

Aya comes from an Orthodox Jewish family and is a trans woman. After not being invited to her sister’s wedding, she unexpectedly shows up one Sabbath evening at the home of her estranged family, who are in the middle of a celebration with the Jewish community. In this film, Bar Cohen explores her own story as a trans person in a strict religious environment.

  • Duration: 22 Min.

Meet the director


Bar Cohen

Bar Cohen is a student at the Steve Tisch Film School in Tel Aviv. Her film HER DANCE received the Audience Award and the award for best student international short at the Palm Springs ShortFest.


Screenplay: Bar Cohen
Director of Photography: Matan Abramovitz
Film Editor: Bar Cohen
Composer: Ólafur Arnalds
Sound: Amotz Glass
Producer: Linoy Peled, Pnina Ronen
Production Company: The Steve Tisch School of Film and Television