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+ Short Mordechai

Films screening at this event

One Week and a Day

original title
שבוע ויום
Asaph Polonsky
Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina, Tomer Kapon, Alona Shauloff, Uri Gavriel, Sharon Alexander, Carmit Mesilati-Kaplan
98 min

“A shaggy hangout movie that puts the “high” in l’chayim.”Variety
“A bittersweet comedy-drama in which the pain is as real as the frequent chuckles.”The Hollywood Reporter

Receiving standing ovations and strong reviews following its premiere in Cannes this year, One Week and a Day is on its way to become one of Israel’s biggest films of 2016. First-time director Asaph Polonsky tackles heavyweight issues of the heart in a quirky, humorous way. It’s the day after the shiva for their only son, and Eyal and Vicky are not quite sure how to go back to their daily lives. While Vicky insists on keeping to her routine, Eyal is intent on finding the remainder of their son’s medical cannabis at the hospice and getting high with his neighbour’s grown up son. Irreverent yet sensitive, Polonsky’s debut proves there are no rules when dealing with loss.

Winner Best Supporting Actor: Tomer Kapon – The Ophir Awards
Nominated Critics Week Grand Prize Cannes Film Festival
Nominated Golden Camera Cannes Film Festival
Nominated Best Israeli Feature Jerusalem Film Festival


Benjamin Bee
Dan Mersh, Steve Strouzer
14 min

“In order to become the person you always wanted to be, you have to, on occasion, become someone else first.”

Daniel, an ultra orthodox Jew, hasn’t seen his identical twin brother Mordechai in years; Mordechai’s ‘life choices’ were a bit too much for the family to handle. But today is the day of their father’s funeral…

Mordechai is a funny and touching fable about family, faith and the roles we play.

Winner – Jury Prize Award at Sunderland Shorts 2017
Nominated – Best Narrative Short Film at Cleveland International Film Festival 2017
Nominated – Jury Prize Award at Palm Springs International ShortFest 2017
Nominated – Best Short Award at Rhode Island International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Aesthetica Short Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Timishort Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Denver Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Colchester Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Crystal Palace International Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – Underwire Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2017
Official Selection – This is England Festival 2017