Sweet Mud

An appealing coming-of-age tale that takes on the difficult issues of mental illness and conformity.
-Bruce Demara, THE TORONTO STAR
This is a film from the heart, from a firsthand familiarity that yields conflicted emotions over the gap between an ideal and its realization.
-Kirk Honeycutt, THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER
Sad, sweet and tragic.
-Jim Slotek, JAM! MOVIES
Subtly directed and flawlessly acted, Sweet Mud packs a genuine punch.
-Shlomo Schwartzberg, BOX OFFICE MAGAZINE

Synopsis

In this dark yet comedic coming-of-age story, a boy enters his bar mitzvah year on a southern Israel kibbutz in the 1970s. Trying to reconcile the community’s motto of equality with the reality that his mentally ill mother has been abandoned, he comes to learn that not every person fits into Utopia.

Original Languages: Hebrew/French
Genre: Drama, World Cinema
Running Time: 97 min.
Year: 2006

CREDITS

CAST
Ronit Yudkevitz
Shai Avivi
Tomer Steinhof
DIRECTED BY
Dror Shaul