IS THAT YOU? a film by Dani Menkin (39 Pounds of Love, Dolphin Boy), and winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Independent Film, will open at Cinema Village in New York on August 26 and at Laemmle Theaters in Los Angeles in September.
Having just lost his job as a film projectionist, 60 year old Ronnie (popular Israeli actor Alon Aboutboul, “London Has Fallen”, “Dark Knight Rises”), decides to travel from Israel to the US to seek out his long-lost love, Rachel (Suzanne Sadler). Once on the road, he meets Myla (Naruna Kaplan de Macedo), a filmmaker who is making a documentary about regrets people have in their lives, and wants to interview Ronnie and document his trip. The unlikely pair decide to travel together in search of Rachel and to complete Myla’s film.
Director Dani Menkin is an Israeli filmmaker and winner of the Israeli Academy Award for Best Documentary for his film 39 POUNDS OF LOVE – the film, written, produced and directed by Dani, has been sold to HBO and was short-listed for the Oscars. His award-winning film, DOLPHIN BOY, was sold to over 20 countries around the world, and was recently bought by Disney for adaption. Dani’s latest documentary, ON THE MAP, tells the story of the Maccabi Tel Aviv basketball team and its road to winning the European Cup Basketball Championship, just had its World Premiere at the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival and will be released in the US in November 2016.