• Boreg / Self Made
  • Boreg / Self Made
  • Boreg / Self Made

Boreg / Self Made

by Shira Geffen International Feature Film / Competition

Who or what decides who we are? Michal is a well-known artist from Jerusalem. One morning she loses her memory after suffering a head injury. Nadine lives in a Palestinian refugee camp and crosses the Israeli border every day on her way to work in a cheap furniture store. When Michal purchases a new bed and later complains to the furniture company, when she discovers there’s a screw missing, Nadine is fired. Several days later, there’s a mix-up at border control, where the two women unwillingly exchange their identities – and their nationalities. Director Shira Geffen plays imaginatively with mistakes, situation comedy and absurd humour in this modern fairytale. SELF MADE broaches the issue of the Israeli/Palestinian conflict in a very idiosyncratic manner and cleverly questions the self-concept of identity.


  • Genre: Drama
  • Country, Year: Israel, 2014
  • Runtime: 89 Min
  • Languages: Hebrew, Arabic
  • Subtitles: English, German
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  • Director: Shira Geffen
  • Cast: Sarah Adler, Samira Saraya, Doraid Liddawi, Na‘ama Shoham, Ziad Bakri
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  • Screenplay: Shira Geffen
  • Cinematography: Ziv Berkovich
  • Editor: Nili Feller
  • Music: Amit Poznansky
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  • Producers: David Mandil, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
  • Executive Producer: Michal Graidy
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  • Production Company: Movie Plus Productions
  • World Sales: WestEnd Films
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