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Or My Treasure
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Visually controlled, emotionally precise and dramatically intricate, Keren Yadaya's Or (My Treasure) combines uncompromising realism with compassionate storytelling. Winner of the 2004 Cannes Film Festival Camera D'Or for best debut film, Or is the work of an "uncommonly sensitive" filmmaker who delivers "walloping irony" (Time Out) without resorting to audacious showmanship or self-conscious technique. Or (Dan Ivgy), a pretty and popular Tel Aviv high school student, works nights at a neighborhood restaurant while taking her first tentative steps out of innocence and into first love. But Or's real full-time job is looking after her mother Ruthie (Ronit Elkabetz - Late Marriage). After 20 dehumanizing years of curbside prostitution, Ruthie's survival instincts have begun to deteriorate, and it's up to Or to see that mother and daughter don't both wind up on the street together. Or's love, loyalty and resourcefulness are put to the test as Ruthie's compulsive self-destructiveness keeps driving her back into prostitution. As the cruel realities of marginalized city life multiply, Or is forced to choose between her mother's bottomless needs and having an uncorrupted life of her own. A harrowing urban chronicle and a subtle coming of age journey, Or is a truly modern tragedy that plays out inside dark apartment blocks, under cold neon lights and in shadowy back alleys. Yedaya's graceful directorial restraint and Dana Igvy's and Ronit Elkabetz' "inflicting performances" (NY Post) gives Or an intimacy that sidesteps preachy social outrage and knee jerk moralizing, while savagely indicting street prostitution as the degrading modern-day slavery that it is.

Title: Or My Treasure
Genre: Drama, Foreign
Starring: Dana Ivgy, Katia Kimbris, Keren Yedaya, Meshar Cohen, Shmuel Edelman, Ronit Elkabetz
Director: Keren Yedaya
Studio: Kino Video
Attributes: Widescreen, Subtitled
Release Date: 1/3/2006
Original Year: 2004
Product Type: DVD
Rated: UNR
UPC: 738329044220
Item #: KOV004422

Region: 0
Closed Caption: No
Street Date: 1/3/2006
Run Time: 100 minutes

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