BETWIXT & BETWEEN Eleven and Thirteen (PCFF Shorts Collection)
Country: Israel, United States
Language: Hebrew w/ English subtitles, In English
Multiple Film Types | 2015 | 60 min
Recommended for ages 10+ (Parental Guidance: BEFORE has frank discussion about kid’s fears. TEHILA has bullying and a spin-the-bottle game.)
Curated by our director of programming, this selection of animation, live action, musicals and documentaries will pique your curiosity, challenge your senses and spark the imagination!
There’s a lot going on between the ages of 11 and 13. This mini double feature involves kids living through these ages. The first film is an engaging documentary from Seattle (BEFORE) interviewing kids on the last day of fifth grade about their thoughts/anxieties upon entering middle school. The second short film is a narrative from Israel (TEHILA). Despite being bullied, Tehila is undaunted by the social barriers her schoolmates try to place on her.
This short film looks at the penultimate tween year of 11 through the lens of one fifth-grade class on the last day of elementary school. It is a funny, moving and sometimes heart-breaking story about that very short time in life when childhood and adolescence coalesce.
USA, 2015 / English / Terence Brown / 37 min
Twelve-year-old Tehila is a quiet person. Perhaps this only encourages some classmates to bully and tease her. Undeterred by their actions, she still attends a party where there’s a boy she wants to meet.
Israel, 2015 / Hebrew / Eilat Ben Eliyahu / 18 min