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Films screening at this event

The Ballad of the Weeping Spring

original title
בלדה לאביב הבוכה
Director
Benny Toraty
Country
Israel
Year
2012
Duration
105 min

“Entertaining melodramatic fairytale.” – Screen International

In this riveting drama with outstanding music, a legendary band reunites to play an emotional final concert.

Twenty years after a car accident for which he was held responsible, Yosef Tawila (Israeli Academy Award winner Uri Gavriel) is running a bar in northern Israel. The son of Avram, Yosef’s bandmate, best friend, and another survivor from the crash, arrives with the news that his father is dying. He brings the sheet music for “The Weeping Springtime Symphony,” a piece Yosef and Avram worked on together but never played. Yosef, once the leader of this band, decides to reunite his old musician buddies to grant his dying friend’s final wish – and perhaps to heal his own tortured soul. An engrossing and original drama with an unforgettable music soundtrack.

Winner: Best Original Music, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Production Design and Best Costume Design, Israeli Academy Awards 2012

Winner: Best Music, Jerusalem International Film Festival 2012

Nominated for 9 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film 2012