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Melting Away


General Information

Israel, 2011| Fiction, 86 min.  

Director: Doron Eran
Producer: Doron Eran, Moshe & Leon Edri, Billi Ben Moshe

Synopsis

This heartfelt drama follows the story of a family drawn into crisis after the parents discover their child is secretly a cross-dresser and kick him out of the house. Years later, when the father is dying of cancer, the mother hires a private detective to track him down. Instead of a "son", the detective finds a woman who earns her pay dancing at gay cabarets. Will the daughter now manage to overcome the past and forgive her parents? Will the parents be able to adapt to their new daughter?

 

For the first time in the history of Israeli cinema, a feature film dealing with parents coping with their transgendered child. "Melting Away" has been conceived after the brutal murder at the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center and the deep shock felt by Doron Eran, director, and his partner, screenwriter Bili Ben Moshe after hearing of parents refusing to visit their injured kids at the hospital.

Awards & Festivals

Awards:

Winner of the 2013 Emerging Film Award: Best Transgender Feature at the North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, August 2013

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature at Translations: the Seattle Transgender Film Festival, May 2013

Best Feature at The Dayton Jewish International Film Festival, April 2013

Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative film, Seattle Jewish Film Festival, 2013

Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative film, Denver Jewish Film Festival, 2013

Audience Award,  Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, 2013

Audience Award,  Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2012

Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, ImageOut: Rochester LGBT Film and Video Festival, October 2012

Audience Award , Shalom Europa IFF, France 2012

Festival Award, Au fil(m) du temps- IMAJ Israeli Film Festival, Belgium 2011 

Special award for breakthrough performance to Hen Yani for her role in "Melting Away"- Tel Aviv International LGBT Film Festival

 

Festivals

Freiburg Gay Film Festival, April 2014
Transtastic! ABQ’s Transgender Film Festival, April 2014
Virginia Tech, April 2014
Maine Jewish Film Festival, April 2014

Rockland Jewish Film Festival, March 2014

St. Lucie Jewish Film Festival, February 2014
Richmond Jewish Film Festival, January 2014
Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival, December 2013
Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival, November 2013
Stamford Jewish Arts and Film Festival, October 2013
San Diego Jewish Film Festival, October 2013

Cleveland Jewish Film Festival, October 2013

Embassy of Israel Singapore, August 2013

North Carolina Gay and Lesbian Film Festival, August 2013

Gender Odessy, August 2013
Kitoks Kinas Lithuania, July 2013
Martha's Vineyard Summer Institute Film Series, July 2013
Rochester Jewish Film Festival, July 2013
Tacoma's Gay Pride Week, July 2013
Frameline: San Frnacisco LGBT International Film Festival, June 2013
Portland Jewish Film Festival, June 2013
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, June 2013
Sao Paulo Israeli Film Festival, June 2013
Winnipeg Jewish Film Festival, May 2013
Zagreb Jewish Film Festival, May 2013
Translations: The Seattle Transgender Film Festival, May 2013
Boston Jewish Film Festival, May 2013
PINK APPLE FILMFESTIVAL Zurich, May 2013
Dayton Jewish Film Festival, April 2013
Purdue University, April 2013
Montreal Israeli Film Festival, April 2013
LGBT International Film Festival Grenoble, April 2013
Hadassah Brandeis Institute, April 2013

Zagreb Jewish Film Festival, May 2013
Cherry Hill Jewish Film Festival, April 2013
Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival, April 2013
Austin Jewish Film Festival, April 2013
Hartford Jewish Film Festival, April 2013
Baltimore Jewish Film Festival, April 2013
Triad Jewish Film Festival(Greensboro), March 2013
Seattle Jewish Film Festival, March 2013
Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival, March 2013

East Bay Jewish Film Festival, March 2013
ImageOut- Rochester LGBT, February 2013
Denver Jewish Film Festival, February 2013
Phoenix Jewish Film Festival, February 2013
San Diego Jewish Film Festival, February 2013
UW-Hillel in Madison, February 2013
Mexico Jewish Film Festival, January 2013
Tucson Jewish Film Festival, January 2013
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, January 2013
Montreal LGBT Film Festival, November 2012
Glasgow Jewish Film Club, November 2012
Inside Out Film Festival Ottowa, November 2012

Boston Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012
Montreal Israeli Film Festival, Canada 2012
Palm Springs Gay Film Festival, USA 2012
AICE Australian Israeli Film Festival, Australia 2012
Philadelphia Qfest International Film Festival, USA 2012
OUTflix Delaware International Film Festival 2012
Mayerson JCC Cincinnati, USA 2012
Israeli Film festival in Ottawa, Canada 2012
Shalom Europa Internaitonal Film Festival, France 2012
Out Film CT International Film Festival 2012
WashingtonJewish Film Festival, USA 2012
Fairytales Filmfest, Canada 2012
Outview International Film Festival, Greece 2012
Inside Out LGBT Film Festival 2012
Toronto Israeli Film Festival 2012
Torino GLBT Film Festival 2012
Detroit Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012
Philadelphia Israeli Film Festival, USA 2012
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012

Los Angeles Israeli Film Festival, USA 2012
Rockville Jewish Community Center of Greater Washington, USA 2012
Nova Fairfax Jewish Film Festival, USA 2012
Mayerson Jewish Community Center , USA 2012

Au fil(m) du temps- IMAJ Israeli Film Festival, Belgium 2011

 Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada 2011

Cinemed Montpellier International Film Festival 2011

The Tel Aviv Internatioanl LGBT Film Festival 2011

Credits

Directors: Doron Eran
Producer: Doron Eran, Moshe & Leon Edri, Billi Ben Moshe
Produced with the help of: Israeli Film Fund
Screenplay: Billi Ben Moshe
Cinematographer: Daniel Kedem
Editor: Reut Haan
Sound designer: Itamar Cohen
Music: Danni Reichental
Art Designer: Yoram Shayer
Cast: Hen Yanni, Limor Goldstein, Ami Weinberg

Original Language: Hebrew

Subtitles: English

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Special award for breakthrough performance to Hen Yani for her role in “Melting Away

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