Interview with Maya Kenig, director and screenwriter of the movie The Milky Way, interviewer Nikolaj Nikitin
Maya Kenig has received recognition as a director from the very beginning. With her high school graduation project film ""The Latchkey Kid"" (1997), she won two awards at the Israeli film festival.
After high school, she served her mandatory military service in Israel, where she acquired filmmaking skills within a military context. Following her military service, she continued her studies at the Sam Spiegel Film School in Israel and the London Film School. Her student films continued to win awards at major film festivals.
Of Israeli origin, Kenig's first feature-length film, ""Off White Lies,"" explores the father-daughter relationship during the Israel-Lebanon conflict. In her second narrative film, ""The Milky Way"","" she delves into questions of motherhood.
""The Milky Way"" is her second feature film, characterized by her trademark intelligence and humor. The film showcases a unique milk industry, a futuristic enterprise where the protagonist, 33-year-old single mother Tala, begins working.
Kenig says that the main challenge while making the movie was to make it feel not too futuristic and like it might be happening in our world.
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