Heroine

As part of the AICE Israeli Film Festival. Heroine is one of a new breed of film productions circling the globe. Its a full length feature made up of short films based around a particular theme. This production is made up of five short stories written and directed by five women directors. The titles of the episodes are the professions of the characters – the Officer (in a female military unit) The Babysitter (dressed as a giraffe throughout) The Nurse, The Stripper (trying to get her job back) and The Director. The production by Gaudeamus Productions who have mentored many Israeli filmmakers (including the likes of Ariel Folman of “Waltz with Bashir” fame) is a deliberate attempt to subvert a stereotypical treatment of women as being defined by their relationships. Its a funny and aspirational look at young women and their choices in a 21st century Israel. 87 minutes, 2016. Viewer advice: not recommended for children under the age of 15 without parental guidance.

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