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by Uri Levi


Ron is intelligent, charming and full of life, but every day, his movements are increasingly limited by cerebral palsy. This, while he watches his twin run and play soccer with their brother. The film follows this remarkable family’s struggles as the parents do everything in their power to raise three children who are happy with their lot, despite the unfathomable gap between them. A daring trip to the US to undergo a complex surgery to halt the progress of the disease reveals different approaches to life as well as the incredible power to live with one’s fate.

international title: Once Upon a Boy
original title: Once Upon a Boy
country: Israel
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Uri Levi
film run: 65'
screenplay: Uri Levi, Ayala Bengad
cinematography by: Uri Levi
film editing: Ayala Bengad
music: Sheila Ferber
producer: Uri Levi
production: Oyo Films (IL)
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