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No Hard Feelings (2021)

1h 10min      Documentary     

  Russian and Hebrew and Caucasian


Three decades after she arrived in Israel from the city of Derbent in the Caucasus, Sarah debates whether she should immigrate again, this time to America. She hopes to find happiness there, but more importantly, she is seeking to escape from her complicated, abusive relationship with her husband and the suffocating Sisyphean routine her life has taken in Israel. Arthur, the director, accompanies his mother Sarah on a journey to the landscapes and memories of his childhood, set against the clashing cultures of a family shaped by immigration and violence. The dream of a better life in America leads to a journey that offers a glimmer of hope and the promise that Sarah’s shattered past can be mended. But will that promise really be kept?


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 and Moshe Yohananov

Editor: Lev Goltser



DocAviv Film Festival,

Israel, September 2020

Special Jury award

DocAviv Film Festival,

 Israel, 2020

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