'MELTING AWAY'Israel, 2012.
Awards and festivals:
2013. – Seattle Jewish Film Festival – Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Film
2013. – Denver Jewish Film Festival – Audience Choice Award for Best Narrative Film
2013. – Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival – Audience Award
2012. – Boston Jewish Film Festival – Audience Award
2012. – mageOut: Rochester LGBT Film and Video Festival – Audience Award for Best Narrative Feature, 2012. – Shalom Europa IFF, France – Audience Award
2011. – Au fil(m) du temps-IMAJ Israeli Film Festival, Belgium – Festival Award
2011. – Tel-Aviv International LGBT Film Festival – Special award for breakthrough performance to Hen Yani for her role in Melting Away
This heartfelt drama follows the story of a family drawn into crisis after the parents discover their child is secretly a cross-dresser and kick him out of the house. Years later, when the father is dying of cancer, the mother hires a private detective to track him down. Instead of a "son", the detective finds a woman who earns her pay dancing at gay cabarets. Will the daughter now manage to overcome the past and forgive her parents? Will the parents be able to adapt to their new daughter? For the first time in the history of Israeli cinema, a feature film dealing with parents coping with their transgendered child. "Melting Away" has been conceived after the brutal murder at the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center and the deep shock felt by Doron Eran, director, after hearing of parents refusing to visit their injured kids at the hospital.