FIRSTBORN

Dir. Leah Tonic
(13min, Israel, 2014)
Hebrew  with English Subtitles
Narrative Short
Mid-Atlantic Premiere 

Sheri, a free-spirited 21-year old, has her own apartment, an older boyfriend, and works in a bar to make her living. One morning, a surprise phone call brings her face to face with her past, making it impossible to hide from it any longer.

Playing as part of the Short Film program Casting Out.

Saturday, February 21, 8:30 pm
Goethe Institut
814 Seventh Street NW
Washington, DC

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Bio
Leah-TonicBorn in 1982 to an Orthodox Jewish family, Leah Tonic, at the age of 16, made the decision to lead a secular life. She finished her studies in the field of creative writing at Camera Obscura School of Art. She is currently studying at the Sam Speigel Film & Television school in the Directors course, majoring in editing, filming and writing, with her film, Firstborn, as her debut.
Press
“Tonic’s sparsely written script and understated direction evokes Sheri’s conflicted world. So too does Igra’s nuanced performance of a young woman who loves her sister and simultaneously feels removed and is troubled by the breach.” -The Arty Semite (The Forward)