Upside Down Tree
Directed By: Ariel Cohen /
Israel / 2018 / Hebrew (English Subtitles)
Fiction / Drama
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Exhibition Format: DCP
Option for Live Appearance: Guest
Name of guest: Ariel Cohen
Role of guest: Director
Original Title: עץ הפוך
Eva is a Jewish girl who was orphaned during World War II and raised by a Ukrainian peasant in the early fifties.
When a mysterious woman who presents herself as her real mother wants to take the girl to Israel, Eva is torn between her adoptive mother to her biological mother. Eventually, she decides to join her mother in their joint journey to Israel. A series of strange events make her wonder whether she is really her mother? If not, then who is she? More importantly – why did she take her away from her family?
This is a fascinating psychological thriller about the question of identity and relationship in times of war.
The film “Upside down tree” is based on the bestselling autobiography book “As Long As I Live,” by Aaron Margalit. The book was an unprecedented success in the ultra-Orthodox religious and became the greatest best-selling book, that is not a holy book!