CHICAGO PREMIERE! CLOSING NIGHT FILM!
81 minutes. 2014. Director: Dani Menkin (Dolphin Boy). With Alon Aboutboul (A Place in Heaven, Shiva, Munich), Rani Blair, Naruna Laplan de Macedo and Suzanne Sadler. In Hebrew and English with English subtitles.
Who doesn’t wonder about the road not taken? But it takes guts and more than a little persistence to go beyond just wondering. In this Ophir-nominated Best Picture, you’ll meet Ronnie, a 60-year-old Israel film projectionist, who after being fired, decides to travel to the U.S. to find Rachel, the long lost love of his youth who is also turning 60. Joining him on his journey, is Myla, a young American documentary filmmaker. As they both embark on overlapping journeys of self-discovery, Ronnie and Myla learn from each other that regrets are a natural part of any life well-lived.
“Who doesn’t want to know what happens when someone goes after their unfulfilled childhood love?”
Is That You?
Dani Menkin in PersonNov. 8
DANI MENKIN An award-winning documentary filmmaker who wrote, produced and directed 39 Pounds of Love (short listed for the Oscars) and Dolphin Boy (screened in over 20 countries), Menkin’s first feature, Is That You? was nominated for the Ophir Best Film. He is a speaker and film juror at international festivals around the world, as well as a film professor in universities and colleges in Israel and the U.S.
Alon Aboutboul in PersonNov. 8
ALON ABOUTBOUL Some of the best-known films in the history of Israeli cinema are in Mr. Aboutboul’s credits. He has won Ophir Awards for Best Supporting Actor for Nina’s Tragedies, Beaufort and Shiva. He has also appeared in The Dark Knight Rises, Rambo III, Munich and Body of Lies, as well as in guest starring roles on American TV shows Law and Order, The Mentalist and Homeland.