Ido Haar’s mother was born in the Soviet Union. She was still in her mother’s womb when her father, a high-ranking officer in the Red Army, abandoned her mother and disappeared. Haar, who bears a close resemblance to his grandfather, decides to locate his lost relative and arrange to have him meet his daughter for the first time. The distance between Siberia and Israel, and father and daughter, is instantly shortened by one telephone call, a dramatic interchange that sets an inevitable course of events in motion. The film traces the painful journey from abandonment to reconciliation.
Peter Stein, executive director of the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, will moderate a Q&A with Haar after the screening, followed by a reception with the filmmaker at Viz Cinema Café.
Official Website: http://www.sffs.org/content.aspx?catid=8,694&pageid=2072
Added by cinesoul on February 10, 2011