Set in Kiryat Yam—a poor, sleepy city on the north coast of Israel—Virgins follows 15-year-old Lana (Joy Rieger), who wants to run away from the boredom of small-town life and her mother’s beach café. When a rumor spreads across town about a mermaid in the sea, Lana finds it hard to believe that the tale is responsible for waking up her town and turning it into a tourist attraction. Soon, however, everyone is living life to the fullest.

Winner – Fipresci Prize Israeli First Film, Jerusalem Film Festival

Nominated – Best International Narrative, Tribeca Film Festival

“A film that is tender, full of ideas and not without humour.” - Cineuropa

“A vibrant coming of age story.” - Screen Daily

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Director
Keren Ben Rafael
Released
2018
Language
Hebrew with English subtitles
Country
Israel
Running Time
91 minutes
Format
Digital, Color
Website
http://inter.pyramidefilms.com/pyramidefilms-international-catalogue/virgins.html