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The Milky Way

TheMilkyWay Trailer
צפייה בסרטון

 (The Milky Way)

98 mins

Year of Production: 2023

Hebrew with English subtitles

Written and directed by Maya Kenig


Producers:  Maya Fischer, Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Alona Refua, Roni Shamiss

Co Producers: Yaël Fogiel, Ines Daien, Shani Sror

Director of photography: Amit Yasour

Editor: Maya Kenig

Supervising Producer: Sharon Tobias Sberlo

Script Editor: Ayelet Menahemi

Casting Director: Emmanuelle Mayer

Original Music: Assa Raviv, Tom Meira Armony, Hila Ruach

Sound Design and Mix: Aviv Aldema, Bruno Mercère

Art Director: Hefi Bohem

Costume Design: Rachel Ben Dahan

Make Up Artist: France Hyman

Online Editor: Anne-Sophie Queneuille

Post Producers: Omer Harel, Rona Cohen, Itai Jamshy

Green Productions, United King Films (Israel), Les Films du Poisson (France)


Hila Ruach

Hadas Yaron

Tali Sharon

Samira Saraya

Maayan Turgeman

Seymor Daniel

Evgeny Moliboga

Orli Roth Feldheim


Tala, 33, an Israeli offbeat musician, just had her first baby. Desperate to make a living and support her kid with no father in the picture, she takes up a job at the “Milky Way”. In this dairy for breast milk, you can get the best newly mothers can offer: vegan, high-rate of protein, with top-quality essential nutrients milk. In this dystopic dark comedy, Tala .embarks on a journey navigating the complexities of motherhood, while taking a glimpse into the wealthy lives she is supplying.

Director's Biography

Maya Kenig is an established screenwriter, director, and editor. Graduated from The London Film School and The Sam Spiegel Film School in Jerusalem. In 2012 she wrote and directed her debut feature film “Off-White Lies”. The film premiered at Berlinale and screened in many festivals including Busan FF, Palm Springs FF, and more. The film was also sold for distribution in several countries (including France, the US, Russia, and Australia). In Israel, the film was nominated for 7 Academy Awards, and won the Best Lead Actor at the Jerusalem Film Festival. She also co-created, with her partner in life, Gur Bentwich, a documentary feature film, “The Bentwich Syndrome”. Maya directed two short films, “In the Palm Shade”, which was a part of the anthology “Voice Over”, and “Top of the World”, both were presented in numerous festivals around the world. Maya is also an editor, in her resume you can find some of the most renowned drama series and feature films in Israel of recent years such as “On the Spectrum”, “Uri & Ella”, “Valeria is Getting Married” and more.


2011 - Off-White Lies (Feature Film, Berlinale 2012, Busan IFF 2011)

2018 - In the Shade of the Palm Tree (Short)


Tallinn Black Nights 2023 - Special Mention - Critics' Picks Competition

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