About The Film
Sweeping four Jerusalem Film Festival awards including Best Israeli Feature, THE DIVE reunites fractious Israeli brothers who must bypass their differences to fulfill their late father's dying wish. Prodigal son Yoav returns to his ramshackle kibbutz community, and is met by elder brother Itai, a macho military man, and younger Avishai, about to deploy to the Second Lebanon War. Though reunited to mourn, the trio clashes over conflicting life choices and patriotic expectations. As anxious, unprepared Avishai trains for combat, the brothers have another duty to perform: an ambitious mission their father designed to reconcile their tortured relationship. Authentic and heartfelt, and drawing strength from its award-winning ensemble (writer-director Yona Rozenkier and his real-life brothers portray the three leads), this sober yet darkly comic drama reflects the personal toll of a testosterone-fueled country caught in perpetual conflict.