The second feature from the award-winning director of the acclaimed work The Cakemaker, AMERICA tells the story of an Israeli swimming tutor living in Chicago, who returns to Israel after 10 years of absence. An encounter with a beloved childhood friend and his newly engaged girlfriend will set a series of events that will affect everyone’s lives. A story set between a flower shop and an ancient monastery, between a swimming pool and the Mediterranean Sea, between life and death – and somewhere in the middle.
Written and directed by: Ofir Raul Graizer
With: Oshrat Ingedeshet, Michael Moshonov, Ofri Biterman
Produced by Itai Tamir, Laila films; Marcos Kantis, Schiwago Films; Jan Macola, Mimesis Films
Financed by The Israel Cinema Project – The Rabinovich Foundation for the Arts, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, and The Czech Film Fund