Here We Are

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Film Info
Section:World Cinema
Running Time:94 min.
Premiere Status:US
Director:Nir Bergman
Screenwriter:Dana Idisis
Cast:Shai Avivi
Noam Imber
Smadi Wolfman
Efrat Ben-Zur
Note Writer:Tim Grierson


Screening note: This digital screening is available to view between 12:01am PT on Friday, October 9, and 11:59pm PT on Sunday, October 18, and is available to ticket buyers and passholders within the United States.


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Here We Are, a tender drama about a father and son who will soon be separated, features deeply felt performances from Shai Avivi (One Week and a Day, MVFF39) and Noam Imber in this emotional road movie. Aharon (Avivi) has put aside everything—including his ex-wife—to care for his autistic son Uri (Imber), who is getting too old to still be living at home. But instead of taking Uri to a special facility as he’s been instructed, Aharon decides to take his son on one last adventure. Directed by Nir Bergman (Broken Wings), this official Cannes selection title compassionately dramatizes the challenges parents face raising autistic children while also exploring the ways that fathers hover over their children, not so much to protect them but as a way to distract themselves from their own anxiety about letting go. With a naturalistic give-and-take between the two actors, Bergman meticulously charts how both men learn to say goodbye without ever saying a word.

Additional Information

Nir Bergman was born in Haifa, Israel. He graduated with honors from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem. His debut film, Broken Wings (2002), was a major success, winning several international awards. Since then, Bergman has written and directed several award winning feature films as well as successful TV series, among them he co-wrote and directed In Treatment, which was later adopted by HBO. Currently Bergman is one of Israel's leading film and TV writer–directors as well as a prominent film teacher in the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School.