New York Premiere
Dir. Yuval Hadadi, Israel, 2019, 89 mins
When his best friend becomes pregnant and his longtime boyfriend starts talking about adopting, the usually-unfazed Yoav begins to unravel. Small arguments fester to extreme degrees in Yuval Hadadi’s stunning portrait of a relationship in crisis. Shot against the backdrop of contemporary Tel Aviv, Hadadi explores ingrained pressures on the Israeli LGBT community in his confident feature directorial debut.
Featuring powerful performances by its three leads, 15 YEARS is a remarkable calling card for both its director and stars. Unflinchingly intimate, it provides a stunningly nuanced perspective on parenthood, partnership, and personal growth.
Writer: Yuval Hadadi
Cast: Oded Leopold, Udi Persi, Ruth Asarsai
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