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.

Here We Are

1h 34m

Director: Nir Bergman

UK Release: Cinemas 23rd July 2021