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November 30, 2019  |  Cinematheque Tel Aviv

Tsivia Barkai Yacov


Born in 1979, studied in "Sam Spiegel" film school. Her short film, Vika, won many prizes in festivals around the world. 


Participated in Belinale Talent Campus 2006, where she developed the script for "Red Cow".


"Red Cow", winner of 3 prizes in the Jerusalem Film Festival 2018, is her first feature film. 

Red Cow

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91 min.

Scriptwriter & Director: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Producer: Itai Tamir, Laila Films

Co-Producer: Ami Livne, Ronen Ben Tal

Cinematographer: Boaz Yehonatan Yacov 

Editor: Haim Tabakman

Production Design: Ehud Gutterman

Sound Design: Michael Goorevich

Music: Karni Postel


Cast: Avigayil Koevary, Gal Toren, Moran Rosenblatt



Benny is different from everyone around her. She's a girl with a boy's name, An only child, who lost her mother at child birth. She grew up alone with her fundamentalist father in a Jewish settlement stuck in the heart of the Muslim east Jerusalem neighborhood of Silwan. At 17 she finds herself in conflict with all the truths she used to take for granted. As her father becomes more and more obsessed with the red heifer that he believes would bring salvation, Benny drifts further away and into the arms of Yael, a new young woman in her life.


Red Cow is a personal and moving tale by Tsivia Barkai Yacov, delicately told through the performance of Avigayil Koevary, Gal Toren and Moran Rosenblatt.

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