Feature. 2016. 98 min. Directed by Asaph Polonsky. Starring Shai Avivi (Sweet Mud), Evgenia Dodina (The Attack), Tomer Kapon (Fauda) and Uri Gavriel (Ballad of the Weeping Spring). In Hebrew with English subtitles. Critics Week’s Award, Cannes 2016. Best Israeli Film, Jerusalem Film Festival 2016
One day after the shiva ends for their 25-year-old son, a grieving middle-aged couple must find their path back to a “new normal.” With deeply moving performances and a bold, engaging screenplay, this dramedy is ultimately heartwarming and hopeful, a testament to the power of life in the face of profound loss.
Post-screening discussion led by Rabbi Ike Serotta
Since coming to Lakeside Congregation in 1998, Rabbi Isaac Serotta has become the longest serving rabbi in the congregation’s history. After growing up in Miami, Rabbi Serotta attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He studied for the rabbinate at the Hebrew Union College-Jewish Institute of Religion in Jerusalem, Los Angeles and New York and was ordained in 1988. Movies are one of his greatest passions.