Films screening at this event

The Farewell Party

original title
Mita Tova
Director
Sharon Maymon
Tal Granit
Cast
Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen
Country
Germany, Israel
Year
2014
Duration
93 min

“Laugh-out-loud… flawless acting and a warm sensibility.” – The Huffington Post

“The provocative issue of euthanasia is addressed with wisdom, sensitivity and a welcome strain of humor.” – The Hollywood Reporter

“A poignant, provocative dramedy.” – Variety

 

A huge box-office hit in Israel, The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and unlikely comedy of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumours of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma.

Winner: Audience Choice – Venice Film Festival

Winner: Best Actress – Haifa International Film Festival

Winner: Best Actor – Ophir Awards

Winner: Best Cinematographer – Ophir Awards

Bacon & God’s Wrath (short)

Director
Sol Friedman
Country
Canada
Year
2015
Duration
8 min

Ninety-year-old Razie’s discovery of ‘The Google’ leads her to a reckoning with her lifelong Jewish faith.