What to know

critics consensus

An intelligent and touching portrait of a family at odds, Asia is an auspicious feature directorial debut for writer-director Ruthy Pribar. Read critic reviews

Rate And Review

User image

Verified

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)



  • You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Step 2 of 2

    How did you buy your ticket?

    Let's get your review verified.

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

    You're almost there! Just confirm how you got your ticket.

  • User image

    Super Reviewer

    Rate this movie

    Oof, that was Rotten.

    Meh, it passed the time.

    It’s good – I’d recommend it.

    Awesome!

    So Fresh: Absolute Must See!

    What did you think of the movie? (optional)

  • How did you buy your ticket?

    • Fandango

    • AMCTheatres.com or AMC AppNew

    • Cinemark Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Regal Coming Soon

      We won’t be able to verify your ticket today, but it’s great to know for the future.

    • Theater box office or somewhere else

Asia Photos

Movie Info

Asia's motherhood has always been an ongoing struggle rather than an obvious instinct. Becoming a mother at a very early age has shaped Asia's relationship with her teenage daughter Vika. Despite living together, Asia and Vika barely interact with one another. Asia concentrates on her job as a nurse while Vika hangs out at the skatepark with her friends. Their routine is shaken when Vika's health deteriorates rapidly. Asia must step in and become the mother Vika so desperately needs. Vika's illness turns out to be an opportunity to reveal the great love within this small family unit.

Cast & Crew

Ruthy Pribar
Screenwriter
Yoav Roeh
Producer
Daniella Nowitz
Cinematographer
Neta Dvorkis
Film Editor
Karni Postel
Original Music
Inbal Shuki
Costume Designer
Show all Cast & Crew

Critic Reviews for Asia

All Critics (29) | Top Critics (11) | Fresh (27) | Rotten (2)

  • Pribar's humane and heartbreaking drama is beautifully photographed and performed; a loving, warm, and even sexy film about death and dying that is teeming with life.

    June 26, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Asia and Vika struggle to emerge as full-fleshed characters from the movie's dull, blue-grey frames, while the script rushes through provocative plot turns in its bleak procession toward a wrenching conclusion.

    June 10, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Asia is Ruthy Pribar's feature-length directorial debut, but it evinces an old hand's confidence.

    June 6, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • From Daniella Nowitz's muted, intimately lit lensing to the plaintive, judiciously used piano strains of Karni Postel's score, every formal element of "Asia" serves to illustrate and enrich the tricky, evolving relationship at its center...

    December 30, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Rigorously unsentimental...

    November 22, 2020 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Sets itself a modest target and hits it dead on. A good film.

    November 20, 2020 | Rating: 3/5 | Full Review…
  • Pribar's humane and heartbreaking drama is beautifully photographed and performed; a loving, warm, and even sexy film about death and dying that is teeming with life.

    June 26, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Asia and Vika struggle to emerge as full-fleshed characters from the movie's dull, blue-grey frames, while the script rushes through provocative plot turns in its bleak procession toward a wrenching conclusion.

    June 10, 2021 | Full Review…
  • Asia is Ruthy Pribar's feature-length directorial debut, but it evinces an old hand's confidence.

    June 6, 2021 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…
  • From Daniella Nowitz's muted, intimately lit lensing to the plaintive, judiciously used piano strains of Karni Postel's score, every formal element of "Asia" serves to illustrate and enrich the tricky, evolving relationship at its center...

    December 30, 2020 | Full Review…
  • Pribar may set our expectations certain ways, once even making me dread the path she had chosen, but her film isn't the usual mother/daughter movie, upending cliché time and time again in moving and intimate scenes.

    July 5, 2021 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…
  • Asia puts us into the lives of two characters dealing with an irreversible fate that casts a deep shadow over a story that's not afraid to tackle complex issues and let them play out in ways that prove unsettling and emotionally powerful.

    July 3, 2021 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Asia

Asia Quotes

There are no approved quotes yet for this movie.

Movie & TV guides