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Florida Premiere

Igor & The Cranes' Journey

Directed by Evgeny Ruman

Israel-Germany-Poland | 90 minutes | 2013

Russian and Hebrew with English subtitles

This moving and poetic exploration of childhood, loneliness, and friendship defies age to appeal to film lovers of all ages. In the aftermath of his parents’ divorce, 11-year-old Igor relishes visits with his father—a scientific bird watcher in the Russian countryside. After Igor witnesses the birth of a baby crane, who he names Karl, his world is turned upside-down when his mother announces they are moving to Israel to start a new life. His new school is an alienating place, but he takes solace in tracking the migration of Karl and the family of cranes from Eastern Europe to Israel—an experience that finally brings the estranged father and son closer together. An engaging and heartwarming film, Igor & The Cranes' Journey demonstrates that, with a little perseverance and ingenuity, we can all help inspire change.

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Evgeny Ruman was born in the Soviet Union and studied film and television at Tel Aviv University. He has directed numerous award-winning short films. Igor & The Cranes’ Journey is Evgeny’s feature film debut.
Director Evgeny Ruman
Countries of Production Israel-Germany-Poland
Year of Presentation 2013
Language(s) Russian and Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status Florida Premiere
Runtime 90 minutes
Principal Cast Itai Shcherback, Ola Schur Selektar, Menashe Noy, Tomasz Sobczak
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