Taking Steps

Stav, newly married, is about to fly abroad with her husband for the mountain trek of his dreams. When she breaks her foot a week before they are due to leave, the couple must settle for a much less glamorous trip. But for Stav at least, it’s a journey that will allow her to examine, for the first time ever, her needs and desires within the relationship.

  • Liel Sarah Sharon Gur
    Simple Things, Sushi meatballs and everythings
  • Liel Sharon Gur
    Simple Things, Sushi meatballs and everythings
  • Ishay Shlezinger
  • Natan Gur
  • Gal Amitai
    Key Cast
    Eifo Ata Hai, Homeland, Maktub, Full Speed
  • Yarden Endevelt
    Key Cast
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    בצעדים קטנים
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    22 minutes 8 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    December 1, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    10,600 USD
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    Yes - MAALE
  • Austin Jewish Film Festival
    United States
    November 11, 2021
  • Miami Jewish Film Festival
    United States
    April 15, 2021
  • Festival du Cinema Israelien de Montreal
    March 21, 2021
  • Jersey Shore Film Festival
    New Jersey
    United States
    November 24, 2021
Director Biography - Liel Sarah Sharon Gur

Liel Sharon Gur graduated Maaleh Film School in 2020. She completed her B.Ed at Herzog College in 2021. Liel’s second-year short “Sushi, Meatballs and Everything” (2018) as well as her graduating documentary “SimpleThings” (2019) have both been shown at Israeli and international festivals worldwide. “Taking Steps" is Liel’s graduating fictional film. At the Maaleh Graduating Ceremony of February 2020, it garnered the “Best Film” award and the “Audience Choice” award.

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Director Statement

I decided to make this film after going through an experience that had an effect on my life for a very long period of time.
Two years ago my husband and I planned to go on a honeymoon in central Asia. We planned our trip for months and were very excited about it.
A week before the flight I broke my leg. As a result, I went through a difficult time personally, professionally, socially, and also with my husband.
In addition to the background story, I was interested at that time in subjects such as pleasing your spouse and separation anxiety...
I did research on these subjects and discovered a fascinating world that is relevant to every couple at some point in their lives.