Shira Geffen

Israel 91 min. min Fiction


Self Made tells the story of two women -one Israeli, the other Palestinian- who are trapped within their respective worlds. After a mix-up at a checkpoint, they find themselves living the life of the other on the opposite side of the border. Spanish première



Shira Geffen

(Israel, 1971) She’s a playwright, director, children`s author and actress. Geffen wrote and co-directed her first feature Jellyfish with Etgar Keret. Jellyfish premiered in the Critics‘ Week section at the 2007 Cannes Film Festival and was awarded 3 prizes, including the prestigious Camera d‘Or. Self Made is her second feature film.

Filmography: Self Made (2014), Jellyfish (2007, codirectora), Three Towers (2006, curt)

Shira Geffen

Film information

Original Title: BOREG
Director: Shira Geffen
Script: Shira Geffen
Contact: Westend Films
With: Sarah Adler, Samira Saraya, Doraid Liddawi, Na‘ama Shoham, Ziad Bakri
Country: Israel
Year: 2014
Format: DCP
Length: 91 min. min
Language: Hebrew | Arabic | French | German
Subtitles: Catalan | English
Edition: 2015