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Baba Joon

OT: Baba Joon

Yuval Delshad // Israel, 2015
Fiction Feature // FF2016



Yitzhak is proud of the turkey farm that his father built up afteremigrating from Iran to Israel with his family. Tradition and hereditarysuccession demand that Yitzhak’s 13-year old son Moti one day takes over therunning of the farm. But he makes no secret of the fact that he’s not the leastbit interested, neither in the turkey farm nor the ultra-conservative values ofhis family. He’s far happier working on cars. He gets support from his uncle, whocomes to visit from America and who is left equally cold by poultry andreligion. A deep rift opens and threatens to tear the family apart. Thestirring generational drama is the first Persian-language film to be shot in Israel.


Yuval Delshad grew up in the Negev Desert with Jewish immigrants from Iran as neighbours. Hitherto, he has only shot documentaries. Baba Joon is his debut feature and won Best Film at the Ophir Awards, the Israeli Oscars, in 2015.



Baba Joon

Fiction Feature

Farsi, Hebrew




91 min

OV with English subtitles

Yuval Delshad

Yuval Delshad

Navid Negahban, Asher Avrahami, Viss Elliot Safavi, Fariborz David Diaan

David Silber, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery

Ofer Inov

Yoni Tzruya

Eyal Saeed Mani

Yuda Ecco

Dov Gilhar

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