On a circular path from Odessa in the Ukraine via New York, Israel and back to Odessa, Michale Boganim explores the meaning of 'Home', capturing the lives of three groups of Russian Jews. All dream of an idealised vision of Odessa, on its deserted streets elderly residents reminisce on happier times before WW2, while exiled Jews in New York attempt to recreate the vibrancy of their former home. Even those who have reached 'the promised land' find their situation wanting. In Odessa they were Jews while in Israel they are labelled Russians.
With music and stunning cinematography, Michale Boganim paints a thoughtful portrait, exploring with sensitivity universal issues of exile and displacement.
In co-operation with Docspace, the UK partner to CinemaNet Europe.