Rivka & Yoram

Rivka and Yoram fulfilled their dream of getting married and now they have to face the reality that they will never be able to build a home, raise a family, or even be alone when they want to be physically intimate. Yoram and Rivka are both confined to wheelchairs; they have lived in institutional homes for most of their lives. Now that they are finally “on their own”, they are desperate to have their relationship accepted and legitimate. This film is about a couple and its struggle for relationship, with no previous experience and with physical and mental difficulties.

Moshe Balmas and Thomas Henke

In photo, Moshe Balmas

Thomas was born in Korbach, Germany in 1972. He is an artist and movie writer and director. He studied Media Art and Film at the ZKM in Karlsruhe and Fine Art at the Munster Art Academy, Germany. He lives and works in Germany.

Moshe was born in Jerusalem in 1969. He is an artist and movie director. He studied Fine Arts at the Bezalel Art Academy, Jerusalem, at the Munster Art Academy, Germany and at the Kalisher Art School, Tel Aviv. Currently he studies in the MA program of History and Philosophy of Science and Ideas at the Tel Aviv University. He lives and works in Israel.


Directed and written by Moshe Balmas and Thomas Henke
Israel 2003, 48 min

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