Israel, Italy


Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine, away from the real world. But Uri is autistic, and now as a young adult it might be time for him to live in a specialised home. While on their way to the institution, Aharon decides to run away with his son and hits the road, knowing that Uri is not ready for this separation. The journey of the two will change their lives.

Director's Statement

I had in mind "blinders" or "horse tacks," those covers laid over a horse's eyes to prevent it from looking sideways, lest it is startled and veers off its path, losing its way. That's how I perceive Aharon, half-blind to his path, minimising his needs to meet the needs of his autistic son, completely channelled to taking care of him and keeping him out of harm's way. How hard it must be to see another way, to see a different path in life that might exist beyond these blinders; and aren’t the blinders also concealing his own past from himself, protecting him from having to look inwards, from being forced to deal with his failures, with the fragility of his life.

Director's Biography

Nir Bergman was born in Haifa, Israel, in 1969. He graduated with honours from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem in June 1998.
His debut film, BROKEN WINGS, released in 2002, was a major success, won several international awards and was distributed in the US.
Since then, Bergman has written and directed several award-winning feature films as well as successful TV series, among them he co wrote and directed IN TREATMENT which was later adopted by HBO.

2020 - HERE WE ARE
2019 - JUST FOR TODAY, tv
2013 - YONA
2007 - WALK THE DOG, tv
2005 - IN TREATMENT, tv

Cast & Crew

Directed by: Nir Bergman

Written by: Dana Idisis

Produced by: Eitan Mansuri, Jonathan Doweck, Marica Stocchi

Cinematography: Shai Goldman

Editing: Ayala Bengad

Production Design: Nitzan Zifrut

Costume Design: Liron Cohen

Make-Up & Hair: Karin Geva

Original Score: Matteo Curallo

Sound: Ronen Nagel

Casting: Orit Azulay

Main Cast: Shai Avivi (Aharon), Noam Imber (Uri)

Nominations and Awards

  • Feature Film Selection 2021