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Starring Shira Haas (Unorthodox, Shtisel) and Alena Yiv, ASIA is the story of a thirty-five-year-old Russian immigrant and single mother (named Asia). Free-spirited and non-judgmental, she is put to the test when her teenage daughter Vika, who is disabled, announces that she’s ready to lose her virginity.


New director Ruthy Pribar created an emotionally intense, heartbreaking film. Premiered at the 2020 Tribeca Film Festival winning Best Actress, Best Cinematography, and the Nora Ephron Prize; the film won nine Israeli Academy Awards (Ophir) including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Supporting Actress. The official Israeli entry for the American Academy Awards.

  • Year
    2020
  • Runtime
    85 minutes
  • Language
    Hebrew, Russian
  • Country
    Israel
  • Director
    Ruthy Pribar
  • Cast
    Shira Haas, Alena Yiv