Official Selection


Drama, Comedy
International Premiere

Golden Voices

Kuldsed hääled
Golden Voices
Director: Evgeny Ruman
Country: Israel
Year: 2019
Film duration: 01:28
Language: Hebrew, Russian
Producer: Avraham Pirchi, Chilik Michaeli, Tami Leon, Eitan Evan, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
Screenwriter: Evgeny Ruman, Ziv Berkovich
DoP: Ziv Berkovich
Editor: Evgeny Ruman
Music: Asher Goldschmidt
Cast: Vladimir Fridman, Maria Belkin, Evelin Hagoel, Uri Klauzner, Alexander Senderovich
Production: United Channels Movies, Evanstone Films


Almost all illegally imported to the Soviet Union western movies were dubbed in Russian language by same amateur actors. Nobody saw them, but everyone memorised their voices. They were legends among cinephiles, who rented or bought VHS tapes. Recent Romanian documentary “Chuck Norris vs. Communism” covered similar topic about film dubbing sensations in the Eastern Europe.

Experienced Cinematographer Z.Berkovich joined Director friend E. Ruman to write their first authentic screenplay from own memories and childhood experiences. They arrived to Israel in 1990 with parents, who gloriously and successfully dubbed foreign films before emigration to a new place. They were praised there, but suddenly became like unknown nobodies here. Dubbed films are not popular in Israel and only few people remember frequently heard voices.

Life is tough. Former unsung heroes must find a right way, how to take some advantages from still charming voices. Shy Raya confidentially accepts the only available offer, but has no courage to tell Victor about unpleasantly dirty job.

Amusing, honest, sentimental feel-good drama with a gentle heart (Best International Work-in-Progress Project at Industry@Tallinn in 2018) spreads humanism, sincere humour, unrequited romance. It is a joy to observe delightfully melancholic performances by charismatic actors M. Belkin and V. Friedman in absurd situations of real, provocative and sometimes cruel challenges.

Edvinas Pukšta


Evgeny Ruman (b. 1979) in Minsk and in 1990 immigrated to Israel with his family. He graduated from Tel Aviv University in the Film & TV department. Recipient of Excellence Award from Israeli Ministry of Culture for contribution to Israeli film (2013). His two previous film "The Man in the Wall" and "Igor & Cranes' Journey" were screened at festivals around the world including Toronto, Chicago, Haifa, Minsk etc.
Director's filmography: Lenin in October (2010, TV-movie), Igor & the Cranes Journey (2012), The Man in the Wall (2015), Ruby Strangelove Young Witch (2015), Mekulalim (The Damned, 2018), Golden Voices (2019)
  • Evgeny Ruman

    Sun, November 24, 2019


    Coca-Cola Plaza, iSense Saal, Tallinn

    Screening code: 100102
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Q&A guests: Chilik Michaeli, Eitan Evan, Vladimir Friedman, Maria Belkin, Ziv Berkovich, Evgeny Ruman
    Screening duration: 01:58
    Language: Hebrew, Russian

    Thu, November 28, 2019


    Athena Keskus, Tartu

    Screening code: 141901
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Screening duration: 01:28
    Language: Hebrew, Russian

    Sun, December 1, 2019


    Kino Artis, Saal 1, Tallinn

    Screening code: 171501
    Subtitles: English, Estonian
    Screening duration: 01:28
    Language: Hebrew, Russian






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