A dutiful but deeply unhappy father fights to save his gravely ill daughter and his own dreams of being a rock musician, in this poignant and probing Israeli drama, a rousing story of self-fulfillment and paternal and fraternal love, in the face of an existential crisis.
Built mainly from unused footage from his landmark 1985 documentary Shoah, this last chapter in filmmaker Claude Lanzmann’s decades-long journey to chronicle the Holocaust, presents the extended, searing testimonies of four incisive and articulate Eastern European women survivors bravely revisiting their tragedies in vivid detail.
This wholly engaging, tender family dramedy about the knotty relationship between an aging, irascible mechanic and the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned long before, both tested by tribulations that prompt complicated ethical and legal questions with profound ramifications, was nominated for eight Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film.
Tired of being pushed around, a disenfranchised Sephardic father whose daughter is expelled from a prestigious religious school just for her ethnicity, launches the ultra-Orthodox Shas Party, a nascent challenge to the ruling Ashkenazi establishment, to gain influence in 1980s Israel, in this lively, crowd-pleasing drama.
This Israeli take on sexual harassment in the #MeToo era, brings nail-biting tension and squirm-inducing realism to the story of an ambitious young mother trapped between escalating office misogyny and financial strain at home, a nuanced depiction of gray workplace dynamics.