AVI NESHER WITH CAMERA OF DAVID!
This year, the Camera of David WJFF.pl Foundation has awarded the Israeli director Avi Nasher.
The festival program includes Avi Nasher retrospective and his film "THE OTHER STORY" will grace this year's closing night! Closing Night will take place online, on November 22nd, 7:30 pm (Warsaw time). After the film our audience will have a chance to meet Avi Nesher in a special interview conducted by Lihi Nagler (our Head of the Film Selection Committee)!
PARTNER OF THE AVI NESHER SCREENINGS IS THE ISRAELI EMBASSY IN WARSAW.
OTHER FILMS BY AVI NESHER IN THE FESTIVAL PROGRAM:
PAST LIFE / HEBREW: החטאים HAHATAIM
dir. Avi Nesher, Israel, Poland, 2016, 109 min
Inspired by true events, “Past Life” tracks the daring 1977 odyssey of two sisters – one an introverted ambitious classical music composer, and the other a combative liberal magazine editor. As they try to unravel a disturbing wartime mystery that has cast a foreboding shadow on their entire lives, they realize that freedom from the shackles of the past requires painful sacrifices, as does the struggle to discover one’s unique voice. The movie was inspired by biography of Baruch Milch, Jewish doctor who survived Holocaust in wartime Poland.
THE SECRETS (הסודות HA-SODOT)
dir. Avi Nesher, Israel, 2007, 120min
Anuk comes from Paris to the sacred town of Safed (birthplace of Kabalah), in order to confront and gain forgiveness for a horrible “original sin” she committed in her youth. The town’s male dominated religious establishment is in no hurry to let her go through the Tikun - the healing process. But two rebellious girls from a local religious seminary come to the femme fatale's aid. The three go on a wild ride through the darkest regions of the human psyche, exploring the sacred and the profane, the sensual and the cerebral, deciphering their personal great mysteries while reaching for universal ones.
THE OTHER STORY (SIPUR ACHER)
dir. Avi Nesher, Israel, 2019, 112min
Just like Avi Nesher’s previous masterpieces Turn Left at the End of the World, The Secrets, The Matchmaker, and Past Life, the director, in a humorous and very original fashion explores the very heart of the Israeli matter. In The Other Story, a willful young woman suddenly decides to marry a member of Jerusalem’s insular orthodox community. Her divorced secular parents and grandfather connive a plot to thwart the upcoming nuptial, with unforeseen results.