Directed by Asaf Saban
Poland, Israel, Germany | 102 min | 2023 | Drama | Hebrew, Polish, English

Three Israeli high school friends take part in a class trip visiting Holocaust sites in Poland – the last time together before going to the army. During the trip, shy boy Frisch, aspiring artist Nitzan and class heartthrob Ido deal with issues of love, friendship and politics against the backdrop of concentration camps and memorial sites. This journey will change them forever.


Director: Asaf Saban
Screenplay: Asaf Saban
Cinematography: Bogumił Godfrejów
Editing: Michal Oppenheim
Production Design: Ewa Mroczkowska
Music / Composer:
Maniucha Bikont
Sound by: Alfred Tesler

Production company: Koi Studio, Gum Films, In Good Company

Cast: Yoav Bavly, Neomi Harari, Leib Lev Levin, Ezra Dagan, Alma Dishy

With support of:
Israel Film Fund, Yes TV, Polish Film Institute, Polish – German Coproduction Fund, Eurimages, Kraków Film Commission, Łódź Film Commission, Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg, Mitteldeutsche Medienförderung MDM, DFFF / FFA

  • Asaf Saban
    Asaf Saban

Festivals & Awards

  • Premiere – Berlinale Generation 14plus 2023
  • Asian premiere – Beijing IFF Future Forward 2023
  • Zlín Film Festival – Best Feature Film in the Youth Category 2023

press quotes

“Saban, gifted with the ability to capture the heart of what drives his layered, intriguing characters, has lovingly crafted his second feature, DELEGATION (Ha’Mishlahat), with skillful, measured mastery.”

“In DELEGATION the personal and the political clash in bittersweet ways”

“What sets Saban’s latest film apart from similar entries in the genre is its raw, unflinching dedication to unraveling layered personal identity, which is always tied to cultural tradition, and in this case, the weight of historical atrocities.”

“a nuanced exploration from both a historical and humane perspective”

“Saban expertly weaves the personal and the political together, creating a compelling, heartfelt tale with meaningful stakes.”


“DELEGATION is a movie that takes you on an unforgettable journey through the struggles of youth and the importance of who you are as an individual vs. who your country wants you to be”

“This film is fearless in tackling challenging and sensitive themes. Its unique approach to these topics, combining humor and drama, creates a dynamic and engaging narrative that sets it apart from other movies.”

Overly Honest Movie Reviews

“Asaf Saban spans a subtle, poetic-romantic arc”

“The film is especially enjoyable because of the dynamics and harmony between the characters. Their interaction with each other, the dialogues – it all comes across as very authentic and expressive.”

Film Rezensionen

Asaf Saban

Asaf Saban is a director and writer. His short films were screened at major film festivals worldwide including Clermont-Ferrand, Telluride, San Sebastian, and AFI Fest. In 2017 he directed and produced his debut feature film – ‘Outdoors’ (‘Bayit Bagalil’), which was successfully released in Israeli cinemas. 
His new film, ‘Delegation’ (‘Ha’Mishlahat’) premiered at the Berlinale Film Festival 2023.

DELEGATION (2022, Feature)
PARADISE (2021, Short)
BLESSED IS THE MAN (2018, Short)
OUTDOORS (2017, Feature)