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by Efim Graboy


A young filmmaker meets and follows Raya, a 94-year-old Soviet war heroine who fought in the Siege of Leningrad. As Head of the World War II Disabled Veterans Club in her city, she introduces him to a vanishing generation in Israel. Her own fighting spirit and willpower are still fierce. As Raya faces the loss of her last comrades and her health deteriorates, the two become involved in a spiritual process that awakens the young woman within her; Through her eyes and dreams, they create their own reality in which time and age lose all meaning. Their growing closeness transforms a film about war and loss into a mystical story of love and friendship.

international title: The War of Raya Sinitsina
original title: The War of Raya Sinitsina
country: Israel
year: 2020
genre: documentary
directed by: Efim Graboy
film run: 88'
screenplay: Efim Graboy
cinematography by: Efim Graboy, Daniel Binsted
film editing: Efim Graboy
music: Omri Behr
producer: Yahaly Gat, Efim Graboy
production: Muse Productions (IL)
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