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How does a single heterosexual woman, who’s tired of waiting for Mr. Right, do what she desires most and give birth to a child? This dilemma challenged Dafna, until she met Itamar and Kai, a gay couple who decided to expand their family and to have a child. From this triangle springs an alternative family unit. As issues of jealousy, identity, intimacy & partnerhood arise, the film follows the newborn family through the entire process, from the initial efforts to conceive, through the pregnancy and the birth itself up until the baby’s first birthday.
'Steadily brewing conflicts so painfully obvious as to engender a desire to shout “Look out!” mark the docu “Family Matters,” a pitiless look at the whopping pressures created when a gay couple seeks out a woman to have and raise a child together. Helmer/d.p. team David Noy and Yoram Ivry followed the triangle from their early meeting through to baby’s first birthday, by which time everyone’s shockingly poor insights into their own and others’ characters create insurmountable tension. Engrossing docu...'
Festival & Awards
DocAviv - 2004
Best Editing, Best Sound
Parnu Internatonal Documentary Film Festival - 2005
Turin International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival - 2005
Copenhagen Jewish Film Festival
Toronto Jewish Film Festival
Platform05 Athens - 2005
Barcelona International Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Hamburg Gay and Lesbian Film Festival
Festival de Popoli - 2005
Melbourne Queer Film Festival
Brisbane Queer Film Festival
Miami Gay & Lesbian Film Festival
NewFest Film Festival
Israfest – Israeli Film Festival Los-Angeles/ New York/ Miami - 2006