Off White Lies
Off White Lies

Off White Lies

Director Maya Kenig

Production year 2011

Length 86min.

Country Israel


After years of living apart from her dad, Libby, an introverted yet sharp-witted teenager is sent to live with him in Israel. Her arrival coincides with the outbreak of the second Lebanon war. Libby quickly discovers that her Dad, Shaul, is a infantile eccentric, and that he is “inbetweenapartments” (in other words: homeless). Shaul comes up with a creative plan to put a roof over their heads- they pose as refugees from the bombarded Northern region of Israel, and are taken in by a well-off family in Jerusalem. Finally in a "normal" household, Shaul and Libby begin to build their father-daughter relationship, but their false identities can't last forever, especially as Libby unleashes teenage fury at the lies permeating her life.


The Miloš Macourek Award, Special Recognition for a Feature Film for Youth | Zlin FF, Czech Republic, 2012

Best Actor | Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, 2011


Maya Kenig
Maya Kenig



Yoav Roeh, Aurit Zamir, Janja Kralj


Maya Kenig, Dana Dimant

Director of Photography

Itai Vinograd

Music by

Udi Berner


Michael Gurevitch


Or Ben David


Gur Bentwich, Elya Inbar, Tzahi Grad …

Production company(ies)

C/O Alpha Violet

Maya Kenig

Born 1979․ She studied at the London Film School and at the Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem. Throughout her studies she was awarded numerous grants for excellence. Her short films Top of the world and My Mom were screened at festivals worldwide and broadcast on TV in Israel and Europe. Off-White Lies is her first feature film.


Top of the World (2005), My Mom (2005), In Utero (2006, Around Trip (2008), Off White Lies (2011).

FILMS 2012