Israel 2020, 88 min, Hebrew and Russian, Hebrew & English subtitles

A young filmmaker meets and follows Raya, a 94-year-old Soviet war heroine who fought in the Siege of Leningrad. As Head of the World War II Disabled Veterans Club in her city, she introduces him to a vanishing generation in Israel. Her own fighting spirit and willpower are still fierce. As Raya faces the loss of her last comrades and her health deteriorates, the two become involved in a spiritual process that awakens the young woman within her; Through her eyes and dreams, they create their own reality in which time and age lose all meaning. Their growing closeness transforms a film about war and loss into a mystical story of love and friendship.


  • Premiere | Fri 04.09 at 14:00

  • The film will be available until September 30th

How it works

Please note that tickets are limited

Meet the Filmmakers

  • Filmmaker Efim Graboy in conversation with Dr. Ohad Landesman

    Sun 06.09 at 21:00

Director, Script, Editing & Research: Efim Graboy
Production: Yahaly Gat, Efim Graboy
Production Company: Muse Productions
Cinematography: Efim Graboy, Daniel Binsted
Sound Design: Anton Levkin
Music: Omri Behr

Source: Muse productions

Supporters & Broadcasters: KAN – Israeli Public Broadcast Corp, The New Fund for Cinema and TV, מפעל הפיס


Efim Graboy is a young, award winning filmmaker. His numerous short films won awards, were shown at museum exhibitions and received acclaim at many international film festivals. His recent short- Valley of the Rulers- was nominated for the IDA AWARDS 2019. The War of Raya Sinitsina is his feaure debut.

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