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Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia

The Farewell Party

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Sunday 3/8
3:00 pm
$13 General Public
$10 Seniors
FREE Students with valid ID

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dirs. Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit Israel, 2014, 90 minutes, in Hebrew with English subtitles

Guest Speaker: Levana Finkelstein, lead actress

This dark comedy follows the story of an elderly man named Yehezkel (Ze’ev Revach) and his friends who construct an euthanasia machine to help a dying friend. Once word gets around the retirement community that one can die quickly, painlessly, and on their own terms, they are flooded with requests. The film deals with the emotional and ethical dilemmas of assisted suicide with humor, delicacy, and compassion. Nominated for 13 Israeli Film Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Ze’ev Revach), The Farewell Party showcases a dream cast of septuagenarians.

Awards: Israeli Academy Award Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Makeup