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+ Short Mordechai

Films screening at this event

The Tenth Man

original title
El Rey del Once
Director
Daniel Burman
Country
Argentina
Year
2016
Duration
80 min

“This is the sort of quiet, well-observed comedy that is characteristic of Burman’s oeuvre, and it’s in ample supply here.”Variety

Hoping to finally introduce his new girlfriend to his father, Ariel, an economist living in New York, is going back to his native Buenos Aires. But things don’t work out quite as planned: Ariel’s girlfriend is delayed in New York while his father, Usher, is nowhere to be seen. Instead, Ariel finds himself immersed in the busy life of the Jewish community in the city and slowly falls for Eva, a taciturn Orthodox woman. Though he has built a new life for himself in the US, Ariel cannot resist the familiar comfort of home.

Winner: Best Actor Jury Award, Tribeca Film Festival
Nominated: Best International Narrative Feature, Tribeca Film Festival

Mordechai

Director
Benjamin Bee
Cast
Dan Mersh, Steve Strouzer
Country
UK
Year
2016
Duration
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