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Abulele


General Information

Israel, 2015 | Fiction, 96 min.
Director: Jonathan Geva
Producers: Eitan Mansuri, Eran Barel, Yoni Cohen, Yoni Paran

Synopsis

Adam (10) lost his older brother in a car accident a year ago. As his parents struggle to cope with their grief, Adam, plagued with guilt over his brother's death feels he’s all alone in the world.

But everything changes the day he meets “Abulele”.
The Abulele are ancient local monsters... though legends tell that they’re extremely dangerous, Abulele turn out to be quite friendly and the two quickly becomes best and most secret friends. Only, Tamar (10) the girl from his class that he’s secretly in love with finds out about the monster, and becomes a part of the gang.

But Adam's parents start to suspect he’s harboring a secret, And when a government, special Forces unit descends on their quiet neighborhood on a mission to capture Abulele things go from bad to worse.

Now in order to save his best friend, Adam will need to put his past behind him and realize that when you truly love someone, you’re never really alone.

Awards & Festivals

Awards

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2016

 

Festivals

Vienna Jewish Film Festival, 2016
Israfest Foundation-LA Israeli Film Festival, 2016
Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2016
Seret- Amsterdam Israeli Film Festival, 2016
Columbia University, 2016
Embassy of Israel in Moscow, 2016

Credits

Scriptwriter / Director: Jonathan Geva
Producers: Yoni Paran, Eitan Mansuri
Production Companies: Dori Media Paran, Spiro Films
Co-Producers: VFX and Animation, Snowball Studios
Distributors in Israel: United King, Dori Media Paran
Principal Cast: Yoav Sadian, Bar Paly, Idan Barkai, Makram Khoury,
Yehuda Mor, Oded Leopold
Cinematographer: Giora Bejach
Editor: Omer Zaitman
Music: Frank Ilfman
Production Designer: Udi Tugendreich
Animator: Itamar Barak

Original Language: Hebrew

Subtitles: English

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 "Inspirational filmmaking of the first order.” - Peter Debruge, Variety 

“Astounding and thoroughly inspirational.” - Peter Debruge, Variety 

"A soulful salute to a distinctly 21st-century phenomenon that's also an old-fashioned fairy tale come true.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter 

"Thru You Princess is pure positivity.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter

 “It's almost impossible not to be charmed by guileless, good-hearted Princess Shaw herself and her real-life Cinderella story.” - Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter 

“Compelling and inspiring.” - Steve Pond, The Wrap 

“One of the Toronto Film Festival’s wildest true stories.” - Steve Pond, The Wrap 

“Inspiring. An essential tale for the digital age.” (A-) - Eric Kohn, Indiewire

 “Touching. Offers an upbeat alternative to gloomier looks at identity in the digital age." - Eric Kohn, Indiewire 

“A total delight.” - Kase Wickman, MTV.com

 "Thru You Princess would have all the Facebook likes if it popped up on BuzzFeed tomorrow.” - Matt Patches, Esquire.com

 “[Princess] Shaw is such a vibrant, authentic character, you can't help but root for her.” - Matt Patches, Esquire.com

 “Will actually make you feel good about humanity—and the Internet.” - Brian Raftery, Yahoo! Movies 

“A reminder that the porous borders of the web can yield not only great art, but also even greater empathy.” - Brian Raftery, Yahoo! Movies 

"It's easy to ‘Like' Thru You Princess—but it's even easier to love it.” - Brian Raftery, Yahoo! Movies

**** "Brilliant documentary. Completely fascinating." - Dwight Brown, The Huffington Post 

"Radiating with vivacity and affection for its subjects... A wonderful, uncommon sensation." - Sam Fragoso, Wired.com 

"[A] joyously uplifting documentary.” - Linda Barnard, The Toronto Star 

“It’s nothing short of a triumph.” - Jordan Hoffman, The Times of Israel 

“Intelligent, original and enthralling.” - Neta Alexander, Haaretz 

**** - The Guardian 

“A lovely portrait of artists coming together to make one another shine.” - Norman Wilner, NOW Magazine 

"[An] emotional, cross-continental rollercoaster ride.” - Michael-Oliver Harding, DAZED 

“Brings renewed optimism in the WWW.” - Michael-Oliver Harding, VICE 

“A thrilling new remix on 'A Star is Born.’” - Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest 

“[A] wonderful film.” - Stephen Saito, Moveable Fest

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