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Original title: Shtei Haayot

Directed by: Lee Nechushtan

Produced by: Anath Kandell (One Light Productions, Israel), Tanja Georgieva, Stella Wejchert (Elemag Pictures, Germany)

Country of production: Israel, Germany

Runtime: 90'

Expected release: December 2021

Budget: €231,825 (12% in place)

1st feature: 1st feature

Looking for: Funding , Broadcasters, Sales


While her sister in Berlin wants to marry a Nigerian refugee 30 years her junior, Shula, an Israeli Holocaust survivor, questions her 60-year arranged marriage. Together and individually, the two sisters embark a journey of self-discovery and eventually challenge the social norms of family structure.

Director’s profile:

MFA graduate of Tel Aviv University film and TV studies. Writer and director of four short films. Lee’s scripts were granted four funds as well as featured in international festivals.
Leading post-production teams, Lee produced ten Israeli feature films while working at Topia Communications (a film & TV production company, Israel). Lee also serves as an independent content consultant for different scripts and projects.
Currently, Lee is a developing a full-length documentary “Two Sisters”. Produced by One Light Productions, Israel & Elemag pictures, Germany. Developed through two international labs: ESoDoc (2018) and Circle – Women doc accelerator (2019).
The project was selected into the official selection of the CEDOC Market 2020 Poland, part of Krakow Film Festival. Lee has also acquired experience in the social-educational field.