Savta

DOCAVIV
YES

A powerful, intimate story about an aging grandmother, filmed by her 13 year old grandson who documented her last phase in life. Miriam, a feisty and fiercely independent woman narrates her precarious and difficult journey from full independence to live-in care, and ultimately, to a nursing home. This endearingly stubborn and lovable character causes turmoil as the family struggles to chart a course of action. The ongoing conflict between the need to keep Miriam safe and her desire to remain independent is heartrending and deeply relatable. Through his innocent lens, Hanan captures the hilarious, vulnerable and raw moments that one family endures in a beloved grandparent’s final chapter.

Director: Hanan Yehiely

Producer: Hanan Yehiely

Trailer

Details

Duration: 51 min.
Date of Release: 31/05/2022
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew, English
Subtitles: Hebrew, English

Festivals & Awards

  • DovAviv/2022
    Panorama


Involved Broadcasters

yes Docu – DBS Satellite Service

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

Categories

Drama Documentary, Family Story, Human Interest / Social Issues, Jewish Topics, Personal Stories