Posted by Liz and John Attaway, 7/19/20

In this month’s iteration of AJFF In Conversation: The Webinar, AJFF is thrilled to showcase an interactive conversation around the film Flawless. Nominated for 12 Israeli Academy Awards and an audience favorite of the 2020 festival, the film is the coming-of-age dramedy about a trio of teenage girls who seek to remake themselves before their high school prom. Hiding that she’s transgender, mysterious new student Eden (played by transgender actress Stav Strashko) enters a cliquish Jerusalem school, where she befriends two other girls who harbor their own unrealized dreams. Envious of their picture-perfect classmates, the teens band together on an impulsive adventure to Ukraine, going to queasy extremes to bankroll cosmetic surgery.

This beguiling, cautionary tale of identity, self-discovery and prejudice tackles issues facing LGBTQ+ teens worldwide, and features a standout performance by Strashko, the first transgender woman nominated for Israel’s top acting prize. AJFF is thrilled to welcome her for a live webinar and Q&A to discuss the film.

Ahead of the webinar, the incredible film can be streamed in its entirety here. It is available exclusively via Vimeo for a special promotional rate of $3.99 to AJFF subscribers. Use a free Vimeo account to complete payment and rent the film for a 48-hour streaming window.

Who: Flawless actress Stav Strashko. More details on additional guests to come.
What: The webinar will offer viewers a chance to ask Strashko pre-submitted questions about her experience with the film.
When: Sunday, July 26 at 12 PM
Registration: The live Q&A will be held via Zoom. The film, free registration, and submission for questions can be found here.
Interviews: For media interested in interviewing Stav Strashko or AJFF’s Executive Director Kenny Blank, please email Lindsay Gordon at lindsay@360media.net.

For more information on all of AJFF’s virtual programming, head here.