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S E A R C H    D V D B e a v e r

(aka "Hatuna MeNiyar" )

 

directed by Nitzan Giladi
Israel 2015

 

Having suffered a brain injury at the hands of older children when she was younger, Hagit (Moran Rosenblatt, SNAILS IN THE RAIN) longs to be independent and is in love with the idea of love. Working in a toilet paper factory - the one place she is ever let out of sight of her overprotective mother Shara (Assi Levy, AVIVA, MY LOVE) - Hagit takes home surplus tissue and cardboard rolls and has filled her bedroom with little bride dolls, but she also has a secret love in her boss' handsome son Omri (Roy Assaf, GOD'S NEIGHBORS) who hopes to prevent his parents from selling the business and wants to modernize it. When boss Aryeh (Aryeh Cherner, LEBANON) announces that he will soon have to lay Hagit off, Shara promises to help her find another job where she can be independent, but we soon learn that she has apprehensions about Hagit's ambitions to be a dress designer. Having set aside her own life to take care of her daughter rather than place her in an institution as her ex-husband and son would prefer, Shara also has a secret lover but is in danger of alienating him as she puts off dates with him out of fear of leaving Hagit alone. When Aryeh spies a secret assignation between Omri and Hagit, he is even more determined to sell the business and send his son to Canada to attend college. Even before Hagit can discover that Omri has decided to quit the town for the city, she feels a wedge being driven between her and her love when her mother decides they should move away after Aryeh tells her about her daughter and his son. A devastating yet ultimately optimistic coming-of-age story, the film recalls the recent Hindi film MARGARITA WITH A STRAW not in its provocativeness but in the manner in which well-meaning strangers and overprotective friends and family disregard the heroine's autonomy and yearning for independence, mistaking her delicate emotions as a young woman for those of someone they believe is mentally childlike in spite of her acknowledged abilities.

Eric Cotenas

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Theatrical Release: 15 April 2016 (USA)

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DVD Review: Strand Releasing - Region 1 - NTSC

Big thanks to Eric Cotenas for the Review!

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Strand Releasing

Region 1 - NTSC

Runtime 1:22:12
Video

Original Aspect Ratio

16X9 enhanced
Average Bitrate: 8.39 mb/s
NTSC 720x480 29.97 f/s

NOTE: The Vertical axis represents the bits transferred per second. The Horizontal is the time in minutes.

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Audio Hebrew Dolby Digital 5.1
Subtitles English, French, none
Features Release Information:
Studio: Strand Releasing

Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen anamorphic -

Edition Details:
� Theatrical Trailer (16:9; 1:35)
� Previews

DVD Release Date: September 20th, 2016
Amaray

Chapters 8

 

 

 

Comments

Strand Releasing's dual-layer disc sports a strong progressive, anamorphic widescreen encode in which the use of natural light and backlighting softens the features of the performers while bringing out the crinkles and folds of the paper tissue dolls, stone walls, and desert vistas. The Dolby Digital 5.1 mix meets the demands of the intimate film, being generally front-oriented with distant surround noises and the sudden interjection of the bullying voice of a child who dogs the heroine in the halls of her apartment building and on the streets. Optional English and French subtitles are provided. The sole extra is the film's theatrical trailer (unless you count trailers for four other Strand titles).

  - Eric Cotenas

 


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