June 25, 2009, Updated September 24, 2012

Jun. 25 –  An Israeli film Pinchas,written and directed by Israeli actor and director Pini Tavger, won the audience award for short subject at this week’s 12th Brooklyn International Film festival. The 32-minute movie tells the story of a nine-year-old boy who recently immigrated to Israel from Russia with his mother, Irina, who works night shifts as a cashier to make a living. The film, which premiered at the Jerusalem International Film Festival last year, stars Yvgenia Dudinya, Yonatan Rosen and Michael Coresh. In November it is scheduled to be screened at the Jewish Film Festival in the UK. Tavger, a graduate of the Department of Film and Television at Tel Aviv University, is famous for his acting roles in the daily drama, Our Song, and the 2005 movie Sweet Mud.

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