Junky

50 Minutes and 48 seconds , 1994
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Directed by: Yaki Yosha
Cast: Amos Lavi, Irena Seleznyova

A made-for-TV film, based on the life story of actor Amos Lavi. A Russian newspaper reporter shows up for an interview with a hot-tempered actor at the end of a play. The two find themselves locked in the theatre where the actor, on stage, starts to open up to his interviewer about his childhood, life in Israel’s temporary immigrant camps (ma’abarot), his family, drug addiction, fall from grace, and eventual rehab.

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