Or (My Treasure) is a 2004 French-Israeli film starring Dana Ivgy in the title role of Or, a teenager who struggles to be responsible for her prostitute mother Ruthie, played by Ronit Elkabetz. It premiered on 14 May 2004 at the Cannes Film Festival.
DIRECTOR: Keren Yedaya
NOTABLE APPEARANCES: Dana Ivgy, Ronit Elkabetz
DATE OF RELEASE: 2004
COUNTRY: France, Isreal
LANGUAGE: Hebrew, English subtitles
RUNNING TIME: 95 mins
KEY THEMES/ ISSUES: Prostitution, childhood responsibility for parents
RATING: Unrated in UK
Or's responsibility at home gives way to an increasingly wilder side of her personality, pushed further by the mother of her boyfriend who tells Or that their sexual relationship isn't suitable for her son.
Ruthie, meanwhile, tries to hold down a poorly paid job as a cleaner and give up prostitution at her daughter's urging, yet is unable to stay away from the streets.
Or won 10 awards, including five at the Cannes Film Festival.