“Melting Away”

“Melting Away”

IMDb – plot summary:

Shlomo who discovers in his son’s Assaf room, women’s clothing and accessories, decides to ‘teach the boy a lesson’. When Assaf returns to his parents’ home on a rainy night from a party, his attempts to enter home fail. His father, with the silent consent of his mother, locked the door. At present, 4 years later, Gallia turns to an investigation agency to help her find her son Assaf and bring him to Shlomo, his father who is dying of cancer. One night, at a night club in Tel Aviv, Assaf is seen performing as a beautiful transgender lady singer who goes by the name of Anna. After a few days a private nurse turns up at Shlomo’s room at the hospital, sent as she claims by the insurance agency to assist Shlomo. The nurse is Anna (his son Assaf) and she manages to conquer Shlomo’s heart by her charming personality and her special attitude toward life.

‘Melting Away’ at AICE Israeli Film Festival 2012

AICE Israeli Film Festival 2012

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MELTING AWAY| Namess Ba’Geshem (18+)

Festival Dates: 15 August, 2012 – 9 September, 2012
Participating Cinemas: Palace Nova Eastend, Palace Centro, Palace Cinema Como, Palace Verona, Palace Brighton Bay

Drama, Israel/Canada 2011 (86 mins)

Hebrew with English subtitles

Director: Doron Eran
Starring: Chen Yanni, Limor Goldstein, Ami Weinberg
Festivals: Tel Aviv, Montpelier, Nouveau Cinema Canada, Boston
Awards: Breakthrough Performance (Tel Aviv): Festival Award (IMAJ Festival, Belgium): Audience Award (Athens OutView)

The discovery of women’s clothing in his son’s bedroom is too much for Shlomo. With the silent consent of wife Gallia, Assaf is banished from the family home.