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Lily is a teacher in her Sabbatical year, living in a Kibutz. She is having hard time adjusting to her year off while life at school goes on without her. Her attempt at finding something else to do, at all costs, brings her to an unexpected showdown.

  • Noa Gusakov
  • Noa Gusakov
  • Inbal Tenembaum
  • Lirit Balaban
    Key Cast
  • VardaBen-Hur
    Key Cast
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    9 minutes 6 seconds
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    January 1, 2015
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  • Smita Patil Film Festival
    Puna, India
    2nd award- best short
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival
    Toronto, Canada
Director Biography - Noa Gusakov

Noa Gusakov grew up in Ramat Gan, Israel. She served as an instructor in the Save and Rescue unit in the Israeli Defense Force. She moved to Jerusalem when she was 18 to attend The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School. Noa’s writing and directing credits include three completed short films Walking Up, Lookout and Sabbatical which have collectively screened at over 25 film festivals in 11 different countries around the world. Her 18 minute short film, Lookout, won 4 awards in International festivals.
Noa worked as a personal assistant for the actress and director Natalie Portman during the shoot and pre-production of her debut film a Tale of Love and Darkness in Jerusalem. She produced the ADR recording sessions for the film as well.
Currently based in Tel Aviv, Noa is working as a screenwriting and editor for Israeli TV production. Noa is in pre production for her fourth short film Large Soldier which got commissioned by the Gesher Multicultural Film Fund. The screenplay for the Large Soldier was one of nine international projects selected to be developed at the 2015 Short Film Station in the Berlinale Talents program, a week long short film writing lab held in Germany.
Noa spent the last summer as a residence-fellow at the MacDowell Colony in New Hampshire, writing the screenplay for her first feature film.

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