Yaki and Shaul are two teenage Israeli brothers living with their parents, in Petah Tikva - a satellite town of Tel Aviv. The brothers have a strong, almost telepathic, connection. Like all Israeli boys at 18, Yaki, the eldest of the two, is excited and nervous to be drafted by the IDF. The family lives on a tight budget and on the verge of falling apart. Yaki and Shaul kidnap a beautiful young girl Shaul has been following, and lock her in their building’s basement.
Moriya Ben Avot's wonderful documentary follows Ben Avot's personal life journey from Israel through the world, while questioning the meanings and the roles of a "family". Plasticine Family משפחה מפלסטלינה is a beautiful movie which combines inserts of stop-motion animation, and bring to life Benavot's interior world.
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