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East Coast Premiere

Baba Joon

Directed by Yuval Delshad

Israel | 91 minutes | 2015

Persian and Hebrew with English subtitles

Baba Joon, the inaugural Persian-language film shot in Israel tells the story of Moti, an only son to owners of a farm in a village in Israel's Negev desert, which is populated by Jewish immigrants from Iran. This small community maintains their unique Iranian culture, speaks Persian amongst themselves, and pursues the Iranian-Jewish way of life. Directed by Yuval Delshad (Regards from the War, The Family Unit), who wrote the screenplay inspired by his own personal story as the son of Iranian immigrants, Baba Joon depicts the struggle of every man standing at the crossroads of heritage and individual freedom, and deals with the difficulty of bridging the generational gap.

Director Yuval Delshad
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2015
Language(s) Persian and Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status East Coast Premiere
Runtime 91 minutes
Principal Cast Navid Negahban, Asher Avrahami, David Diaan, Viss Elliot Safavi,

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