Israel, 2021, 88 min, 2K DCP, dir. Evgeny Ruman, Not Rated, Hebrew and Russian with English subtitles, Music Box Films
"“An original, unusual and quite disarming film about the immigrant experience." —The Australian
"Witty, funny, utterly charming and profoundly moving." —Erin Free, Filmink
Raya and Victor built a shared career as the Soviet Union’s most beloved film dubbers, translating the work of Federico Fellini and Stanley Kubrick into Russian over the decades. Upon the collapse of the USSR in 1990, the Jewish couple must immigrate to Israel and reinvent their talents to find employment. As they strive to acclimate to their adopted home, opportunities for first-rate vocal performances are few and far between. Raya answers a help wanted ad searching for women with “pleasant voices” and finds herself catering to a lonely Russian community as a phone-sex operator, while Victor falls in with a band of black market film pirates from the VHS underground. A charming comedy about disrupting dynamics, starting anew, and rediscovering yourself in the most unexpected places, Golden Voice is also a stirring tribute to the redemptive power of cinema.
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