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Blush 2015 18

85 mins Israel Director. Michal Vinik

Like all teenagers her age, Barash wants to hang out with her friends, drink alcohol, score some drugs and generally have a good time. She doesn’t want to worry about her unravelling home life, with her parents’ never ending arguments and a sister who has gone AWOL from the army again. Barash just wants to have some fun.

When new girl Dana arrives at school, brimming with a cocky demeanour and oh-so-cool attitude, Barash can’t help falling in love for the first time. And all the joy and pain of doing so is beautifully laid bare in Michal Vinik’s assured and authentic debut, which was an audience hit at the BFI Flare festival 2015, where it played under its international title, Barash.

Artfully shot and crisply edited, it presents the lesbian coming-of-age story from a fresh perspective, drawing out a mesmerising and heartfelt performance by Shimon in the lead role.

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Directed by

Michal Vinik


Dvir Bendak

Hadas Jeid Sakuri

Sivan Noam Shimon


The Power of Love LGBT Best Of 2016 BFI Flare presents BFI Flare: London LGBT Film Festival Presents Love The Female Gaze


18 strong sex, drug misuse





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