Hot Blood (2021)
Hebrew, Russian and Caucasian
Written and Directed by: Arthur Abramov
Produced by: Osnat Trabelsi
Line producers: Anna Somershaf, Orit Ronen
Colorist: Idan Sasson
Sound design and mix: Rei Elbaz
Director of Photography: Arthur Abramov
Editor: Lev Goltser
Daniela (16) and Ohad (17) are determined to make their dream come true – win the World Kickboxing Youth Championship. Along with the demanding lifestyle required in professional sports and their studies that require dedication and time, they face strong opposition and pressure from their traditional Kavkaz Caucasian families - who disagree with their pursuit of a violent and dangerous sport.
Ohad, who fainted and lost consciousness in the arena, causes his mother great anxiety and she and his father pressure him to stop training and competing.
Daniela has to deal with fears expressed by her female relatives that the sport will harm not only her studies and exams but also put her future chances of getting pregnant at risk.
Houston International Sports Film Festival 2022
Doc Aviv 2021