The Children of USSR

The Children of USSR

Film poster
Directed by Felix Gerchikov
Produced by Mirit Tovi
Written by Ayidin Ali-Zade
Felix Gerchikov
Starring Daniel Bruck
Cinematography Amnon Zlayet
Release dates
  • June 5, 2005 (2005-06-05)


Running time
96 minutes
Country Israel
Language Hebrew

The Children of USSR (Hebrew: ילדי СССР, translit. Yaldei SSSR) is a 2005 Israeli drama film directed by Felix Gerchikov,[2] and produced as part of the Israeli Project Greenlight reality show, which Gerchikov won.[3] It was entered into the 29th Moscow International Film Festival.[4] It won an Anat Pirchi Drama Award at the 22nd Jerusalem Film Festival in 2005,[5] and the Best Israeli Film award at the 5th Annual Eilat International Film Festival in 2007.[6]



  1. "הסתיים פרויקט גרינלייט הישראלי". News1 (in Hebrew). 24 May 2005. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  2. Gershenson, Olga (3 May 2011). "Aliyah to The Movies: Russian and Israeli Cinema". Jewish Quarterly. Retrieved 21 February 2015. pronounced yaldey sssr, the title combines a Hebrew word for ‘children’ and a Russian word for ‘USSR’. Idiosyncratic bilingual spelling not only introduces a Russian word into a Hebrew title, but also uses a Cyrillic acronym as a nostalgic icon.
  3. Gershenson, Olga (2011). "Immigrant Cinema: Russian Israelis on Screens and behind the Cameras". In Talmon, Miri; Peleg, Yaron. Israeli Cinema: Identities in Motion. The Jewish History, Life, and Culture Series. Austin: University of Texas Press. pp. 134–150. ISBN 978-0-292-72560-7.
  4. "29th Moscow International Film Festival (2007)". MIFF. Retrieved 31 May 2013.
  5. "2005". Jerusalem Film Festival. Retrieved 21 February 2015.
  6. "Eilat International Film Festival". Eilat International Film Festival. Archived from the original on 12 June 2007. Retrieved 17 February 2015.
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