Hidden behind heavy metal doors of an old Jerusalem bomb shelter, lies a tiny animation studio. Every week several children of Russian immigrants meet to create a colorful carnival of monsters and earthquakes. “Wild Kids" illuminates the subversive world of two talented teenage artists, Zalman and Aharon, through a period of adolescence as they discover their own identity. Zalman must decide whether to stay in Israel as Aharon strives for recognition of his radical artistic path. The studio leader, Max, lives art as an alternative way of life. The images they create together are integrated into their uncompromising world view.
Director: Tal Pesses
Producer: Ron Ofer , Rotem Faran
Production Company: Ron Ofer Films
Duration: 52 min.
Date of Release: 2018
Country of Production: Israel
Language: Hebrew, Russian, German
Subtitles: Hebrew, English
Festivals & Awards
Jerusalem International Film Festival, 2018
Audience Favorite Award for Documentary Film
International Human Rights Film Festival in Albania, Albania, 2019
Maltz Museum of Jewish Heritage, USA, 2019
Washington Jewish Film Festival, USA, 2019
Master of Art International Film Festival, Romania, 2019
Santa Barbara International Film Festival, USA, 2019
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