Or (My Treasure)
|Or (My Treasure)|
Or (my treasure) movie poster
|Directed by||Keren Yedaya|
Transfax Film Productions
Rézo Films (France)|
Kino International (US)
16 September 2004
1 December 2004
15 April 2005
18 May 2005
(United States) limited release
1 June 2005
Or (My Treasure) is a 2004 drama film starring Dana Ivgy in the title role of Or, a teenager who struggles to be responsible for her prostitute mother Ruthie, played by Ronit Elkabetz. The French-Israeli production premiered on 14 May 2004 at the Cannes Film Festival.
Teenager Or (Dana Ivgy) works a variety of odd jobs to help support herself and her mother. When her mother, Ruthie (Ronit Elkabetz), returns home after a hospital stay Or tells her she has found her a job cleaning houses.
However Ruthie is unmotivated by her new poorly paid job and quickly returns to prostitution.
In the meantime Or begins a burgeoning romance with her neighbour and childhood friend, Ido. After they sleep together Ido's mother confronts Ruthie and makes it clear that though she likes Or she does not approve of their relationship.
With her relationship with Ido and his family crumbling, unable to make rent and desperate to save her mother from the streets, Or begins to prostitute herself as well, first by offering sexual services to her landlord and finally by joining an escort service.
Or won 10 awards, including five at the Cannes Film Festival, and was nominated for a further 8. Rotten Tomatoes gave the film a freshness rating of 77%.
Awards and nominations
- Best Actress - Dana Ivgy (won)
- Best Art Direction - Avi Fahima (nomination)
- Best Director - Keren Yedaya (nomination)
- Best Film - (nomination)
- Best Screenplay - Keren Yedaya
Sari Ezouz (nomination)
- Best Supporting Actress - Ronit Elkabetz (nomination)
- Best Film - Keren Yedaya (nomination)
- Grand Prix - Keren Yedaya
Dana Ivgy (won)
- Critics Week Grand Prize - Keren Yedaya (won)
- Golden Camera - Keren Yedaya (won)
- Prix Regards Jeune Award for Best Feature Film - Keren Yedaya (won)
- SACD Screenwriting Award - Keren Yedaya
Sari Ezouz (won)
- Young Critics Award for Best Feature - Keren Yedaya (won)
- European Discovery of the Year - Keren Yedaya (nomination)
- Wolgin Award for Best Israeli Feature - Keren Yedaya (nomination)
- Best Realisation - Keren Yedaya (won)
- Best Actress - Ronit Elkabetz shared with Dana Ivgy (won)
- New Voices/New Visions Special Jury Mention - Keren Yedaya (won)
- Or (My Treasure) (2005) Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved on 2 July 2010