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A beautifully filmed and studied tale of father son struggles set in the sweeping landspcape of the Negev.

Moti is ten years old and wants to build motor cars. But his father wants him to work on the moshav’s family turkey farm, as he was forced to by his own father. When uncle Darius arrives, from America, showing Moti another way, the family threatens to unravel.

Written and directed by debut filmmaker Yuval Delshad, Baba Joon is set in a Persian-immigrant moshav of the 1980s, weaving Farsi with Hebrew, and reflects the director’s own experience as the child of Iranian immigrants to Israel. It powerfully captures the challenges of preserving tradition in the face of modernity.

Awards and festivals

Ophir Awards, Israel – Winner: Best Picture

2015 Toronto International Film Festival