Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia
dirs. Guy Nattiv, Erez Tadmor, Israel, 2014, 100 minutes, in Hebrew / Greek / English with English subtitles
An estranged father and son – a 78-year-old Greek Holocaust survivor and a newly Orthodox Hasidic rapper – find themselves together on a road trip to locate a life-saving magician from the father’s past. The occasionally absurd journey takes this disjointed duo from Israel to Greece, ultimately forcing the two men to confront their relationship. From directors Guy Nattiv (The Flood) and Erez Tadmor (A Matter of Size) comes a beautiful collaboration about love, life, and forgiveness.
Awards: Israeli Academy Awards 2013 “Audience Favorite”; Maui International Film Festival, Hawaii 2014 Audience Award; Best Audience-voted Feature, Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema, November 2014 SIGNIS Jury Award; Religion Today Film Festival 2014 Best Actor - Makram Khouri