Here We Are (2020): Israeli Nir Bergman’s Tale of Parental Devotion

Here We Are
Nir Bergman, 2020, Israel/Italy, 92m

Set in Israel, Nir Bergman’s warm and moving tale of parental devotion focuses on divorced dad Aharon (Shai Avivi), who has given up his artistic career to look after his autistic son Uri (Noam Imber).

They live a quiet life, and as the boy reaches young adulthood, his mother decides that he needs to be placed in a boarding facility more equipped to cater to his needs. Resistant at first, Aharon runs away on a road trip with Uri. But this break from their routine quickly leads to difficulties.

With gentle humor, this film examines the intricacies of love, disability and community, and change.

Winner of multiple Ophir Awards (Israel’s Oscars), including Best Director

Hebrew with English