Welcome and… Our Condolences
Welcome and… Our Condolences

Welcome and… Our Condolences

Director Leon Prudovsky

Production year 2012

Length 30min.

Country Israel


1991. The beginning of the massive emigration wave from the USSR to Israel. Twelve-year-old Misha is documenting his family's journey on a home-video camera. The traumatic immigration experience is enhanced up to absurd proportions when their old aunt, Roza, dies on the plane before reaching their ancestors' land.


Special Mention | Haifa IFF, Israel, 2012

Youth Jury Award | Clermont-Ferrand IFF, France, 2013

Best short film, Audience Award, TV Acquisitions Rights Award | Azores IFF, Azores Islands, Portugal, 2013


Leon Prudovsky
Leon Prudovsky



Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov Mecklberg


Leon Prudovsky

Director of Photography

Sergei-Israel Freedman

Production designer

Sharon Eagle


Michael Goorevich, Slava Franklakh


Evgeny Ruman


Ola Shur-Selektar, Gera Sandler

Production company(ies)

2 Team Production

Leon Prudovsky

Born 1978, St. Petersburg, Russia. Prudovsky emigrated from Russia to Israel at the age of 13. He graduated from Tel Aviv University and won the CILECT prize. Among his awards for short and medium length films: nomination for Student Oscar™, Venice, Clermont-Ferrand, and more. He made a miniseries Troyka and a feature film Five Hours from Paris winning Haifa and Napoli. Prudovsky is an artistic adviser for the 4 Film Funds and a script adviser for film schools in Israel.


Occasional Rain (2003, short), Roads to Kfar Qasem (2004, short), Dark Night (2005, short), Like a Fish out of Water (2006, short), Next Year in Toronto (2007, short), Five Hours from Paris (2009), Troyka (2010), Welcome... and our Condolences (2012, short).

FILMS 2013