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Killing Ourselves

International Premiere

A film student and her family drive to the desert to shoot a scene for her latest film, but things quickly deteriorate and nothing goes as planned. In this dry comedy, family dynamics and prickly relationships foster a tense situation where it’s unclear whether they will ever manage to cooperate and become a team. Starring Maya Yadlin’s real family, this is a simple film that works thanks to excellent direction, a smart script, and fine performances that create great chemistry between the actors, especially the hilariously deadpan father. Convincing from the first scene and a wonderful surprise.


Community Partner

Director Maya Yadlin
Cast Israel Yadlin, Stella Yadlin, Dana Yadlin, Maya Yadlin
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Country of Origin Israel
Year 2021
Language In Hebrew with English subtitles
Film Contact Maya Yadlin
15 min
Drama, Shorts, Women Directors

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Maya Yadlin

Maya Yadlin studied at the Minshar School of Art in Tel Aviv and has been working as a freelance editor since 2014. Most of her films are about her family, in which she acts along with her real family members. Her first short film Fine (2018) screened at the Warsaw Film Festival and Filmschoolfest Munich. Her second short film As You Like (2020) premiered at the Show Me Shorts Film Festival in New Zealand. In 2022, her short film Killing Ourselves premiered at the Jerusalem Film Festival, where it won Best Live Action Film.