Film Movement has acquired North American rights to Maya Kenig’s Israeli father-daughter drama “Off White Lies.”
The film will open in New York in the third quarter of 2012 before a limited national rollout. The film will also be made available on demand.
“Off White Lies” is set to screen at the Berlin Film Festival this month after appearances at the Palm Springs International Film Festival and Busan International Film Festival.
Synopsis of OFF WHITE LIES:
After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager, is sent to live with him is Israel. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that her dad, Shaul, is an infantile eccentric, and that he is ‘in-between apartments’ (in other words, homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads—they pose as refugees from the bombarded northern region of Israel, and are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. Finally in a ‘normal’ household, Shaul and Libby begin to build their father-daughter relationship, but their false identities can’t last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life; those she must tell now, and those she’s been fed since childhood.