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First Look: Trailer and Poster for Ophir Winner and Israeli Oscar Submission ‘Baba Joon’

First Look: Trailer and Poster for Ophir Winner and Israeli Oscar Submission 'Baba Joon'


Baba Joon,” winner of five Ophir Awards from the Israeli Academy of Film and Television and Israel’s 2016 Oscar submission, stars Navid Negahban (“Homeland”) as Yitzhak, an Iranian immigrant in Israel who hopes his teenage son, Moti (Asher Avrahami), will take an interest in the family turkey farm. When Moti refuses, preferring instead to fix up junked cars, the ensuing conflict exposes the generation gap, as a son’s demands for independence come up against his father’s determination to honor tradition. The film is directed by Yuval Delshad and costars David Diaan (“The Stoning of Soraya M.”) as Moti’s uncle, Darius.

The poster, following the film’s appearance in Toronto, offers a glimpse of Ofer Inov’s Ophir Award-winning cinematography, with a striking image of Yitzhak and Moti, eyes downcast, amid a sea of turkeys—and the trailer features a similar sense of inter-generational drama. “I want to do what I love,” Moti tells his father. “Not like you.”

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