Closing Night Film! Chicago Premiere!
Nov. 3. Hosted by Am Shalom.
Nov. 8. Hosted by Congregation Beth Shalom.
Nov. 9. Hosted by BJBE and the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center.
Special appearances by Guy Nattiv Nov. 8 and 9!

100 minutes. 2014. Directors: Guy Nattiv (Mabul) and Erez Tadmor (A Matter of Size). With Makram Khoury, Zohar Shtrauss and Ariane Labed. In Hebrew and Greek with English subtitles. Genres: Dramedy, Holocaust.

Winner, Ophir Award for Best Actor. Nominated for Ophir Awards for Best Supporting Actor and Best Music. Winner, Audience Award, Maui Film Festival.

A 78-year-old Greek-Israeli Holocaust survivor, Avraham, and his Hasidic rapper son, Yehuda, estranged for many years, embark on a road trip from Israel to Greece searching for an old magician who taught the father magic and saved his life during WWII.

Sharply drawn characters

About the Filmaker

Guy Nattiv

Guy Nattiv

Guy Nattiv is an acclaimed film, television and commercial writer/director from Tel Aviv, Israel. His first feature, Strangers, premiered at the Sundance and TriBeCa Film Festivals in 2008. It was based on his acclaimed short film of the same title he made with his Magic Men collaborator, Erez Tadmor, that won best short at Sundance two years earlier. Strangers was short-listed for the Academy Awards, and won over 20 festivals world-wide. His second feature, Mabul (The Flood) won the top prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 2011, two awards at the Thesaloniki film festivals, Best Film at the Haifa Film Festival and was nominated for 6 Israeli Academy Awards. An accomplished commercial director for more than ten years, Guy has shot campaigns around the world for Coca-Cola, Diet Coke, Nestle, Skoda, and Mercedes amongst many others. He currently resides in Los Angeles with his family.

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