- original title
- בלדה לאביב הבוכה
- Benny Toraty
- 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