Mika's Homecoming tells the story of Mika, a 15 year old girl that returns with her family to Israel, after living in Los Angeles for several years.
During summer vacation, Mika creates a deep friendship with her new neighbor, Roni. But just before school starts, Mika gets an once-in-a-lifetime offer from Danielle and Netta, the most popular girls in her future class: if she terminates her friendship with Roni, she can join the popular clique. Danielle and Netta demand an immediate decision: does Mika choose to be part of the in-crowd or one of the rejects?
Mila chooses popularity, betrays Roni, and becomes a leading member of the in-group. As the class prepares for a homecoming-style dance that Mika imports from LA, Mika gradually realizes the heavy price she's paying for social acceptance. She learns to understand her true values, and finally finds the strength in herself to act on them.
written by Tal Elazar, directed by Marco Carmel, and Produced by Tal and Yair Elazar.
Starring Joy Rieger, Shir Moreno, Omer Dror and Ella Armoni.
Produced with the support of NFCT - New Israeli Fund for Cinema and Television, the Israeli Second Authority for Television and Radio, and
IETV - Israel's Educational Television.
Joy Rieger, Shir Moreno, Ella Armoni, Omer Dror, Aviv Pinkas, Gilad Mann, Omri Yaron, Daniel Hale, Gal Harbon, Shiri Mazor, Emmanuelle Elazar, Ayelet Kurtz Yosef, Ruti Goldberg Rosen, Tal Elazar, Yair Elazar, Shirley Puterman, Degania Zilberstein
Screenplay - Tal Elazar
Director - Marco Carmel
Cinematographer - Amit Yasour
Editor - Yair Elazar
Sound - Daniel Shitrit
Casting - Mor Shlomovitz
Art Director - Joseph Dahari
Costume Designer - Michal Dor
Make-up Artist - Vered Mevorach
Sound Designer - Rami Grafman
Original Music - Shlomi Keinan
Line Producer - Tamir Kfir
Producer - Tal Elazar
Producer - Yair Elazar