Taking inspiration from writer, Dana Idisis’s own family, HERE WE ARE is a
touching story of a father and his relationship with his grown-up autistic
son, played by Shai Avivi and Noam Imber.
The film screened as part of the Cannes Film Festival 2020 in Official
Selection and was nominated for 10 Ophir Awards in Israel, winning in the
categories of Best Director, Best Actor (Shai Avivi), Best Supporting Actor
(Noam Imber) and Best Screenplay.
Aharon has devoted his life to raising his son Uri, where they live
together in a gentle routine away from the real world. Uri is autistic and
now as a young adult, it might be time for him to live in a specialised
home. Aharon feels deep down that Uri is not ready for this separation, so
on the way to the home, he decides to run away with his son and they hit
the road. A journey that has unexpected consequences for Aharon and Uri’s
quiet life together.