Martha Must Fly

Partner: Tisch VOD

Password: fly | Martha is a foreign worker in the employ of an aging woman who refuses to die. Feeling trapped, Martha finds refuge inside her imaginary world. When she decides to make her escape to the real word she discovers the price of freedom.


Duration: 26min.

Country: Israel

Language: Hebrew, Russian

Year: 2011

Genre: Fiction (Drama)

Topic: Immigration

Cast & Crew

Director: Ma'ayan Rypp

Production company: Gaudeamus Productions

Writer: Anat Gafni, Ma'Ayan Rypp

Cinematographer: Mosh Mishali

Editor: Or Lee-Tal

Actors: Shmuel Berger , Ania Bukstein , Adi Khalefa ,

Festivals & Awards


Festival de Cannes - Cinefondation

Jerusalem International Film Festival

Rehovot Womens Film Fest Rehovot Womens Film Fest Promising Director Award

Tel Aviv International Short Film Festival (TISFF)

Nashville Film Festival

Rome Independent Film Festival Rome Independent Film Festival Special mention

California International Film Festival


International Short Film Festival of Cyprus International Short Film Festival of Cyprus Students Selection Award and Special Mention For lead Actress- Ania Bukstein

Student and Video Festival of Beijing Film Academy


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