2022 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

The Raft

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From the director of Maktub, one of Israel's biggest box office hits, comes a coming-of-age story for the entire family. In an incredibly rare feat, Israel’s soccer team has won a critical match and is now vying for a chance to reach the World Cup as the home team. However, due to increased security, it's decided to move the game to the island of Cyprus. Four adolescent Israeli kids, who are diehard soccer fans, are not going to miss this game! Inspired by the mythological journey of Kon-Tiki, they decide to build a raft on their own and cross the Mediterranean Sea to attend the fateful game. During their perilous journey, their friendship is put to the ultimate test as they get a taste of first love and discover things about themselves that they didn't know existed. Their innocent adventure evolves into a coming-of-age journey which they will never forget.


With English Subtitles



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  • Year
    2021
  • Runtime
    90 minutes
  • Language
    Hebrew
  • Country
    Israel
  • Director
    Oded Raz (Maktub)
  • Cast
    Omer Dahan, Shahaf Carmel, Idan Shakrota (The Girl from Oslo) and Anna Zak