Golden Voices


Opening Night

Monday, March 30, 2020
7 PM @ Philadelphia Film Center

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*General Admission: $20

*Please note that tickets may only be purchased through the Philadelphia Film Center (link above).

Director: Evgeny Ruman
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: Israel
Year: 2019
Running Time: 1 hr 28 min
Language: Russian and Hebrew with English subtitles

Philadelphia Premiere
With a perfect mix of poignancy, levity and heart, GOLDEN VOICES offers an intimate glimpse into the experience of Soviet Jews during the single largest wave of immigration in Israel’s history. GPJFF is thrilled to present alumnus director Evgeny Ruman’s (Igor and the Cranes’ Journey) latest film on Opening Night of Lindy CineMondays 2020.

Upon the collapse of the Soviet Union, Raya (Maria Belkin) and Victor Frenkel (Vladimir Friedman), famed for dubbing the finest films of the 20th century for Soviet audiences, make aliyah and begin their life anew in Israel. Realizing their unique brand has no market in the holy land, they are forced to use their talents in unexpected ways, leading them to wildly absurd predicaments and an adventure of a lifetime. Nominated for four Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards)!

Join us after the film for our Opening Night reception!


Official Selection:

  • Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival
  • Boston Jewish Film Festival
  • Haifa International Film Festival
  • Seattle Jewish Film Festival


  • Honorable Mention, Evgeny Ruman | Haifa International Film Festival


  • Golden Voices is an excellent film that strikes the right balance of drama and mordant comedy. In less than 90 minutes, it manages to dissect the difficulties of Russian immigrants to Israel, tell a moving love story, and function as a paean to international cinema. A total triumph!” (Ed Hoffman, GPJFF Screening Committee Member)