dir. Yossi Madmoni, Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov, Israel 2018, 104 min, drama
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2019-11-23 20:00, POLIN Museum
Menachem, a widowed father of Geula, aged 7, is a former rock singer, a man who found religion and made a drastic change in his life, and has left everything behind to become part of the ultra orthodox jewish community. Now, in order to finance Geula’s medical expenses, he wants to enlist friends from his rock’n roll past to play at ultra orthodox jewish weddings.Each one of them is now in a different place, a different state of mind, but they all follow him in order to help his daughter. Against his will, he finds himself getting closer and closer to his past, until his former group members want to revive their rock band all together. This is his secret desire yet his biggest fear. With the help of his daughter, he finds the road to his redemption and harmonizes his religious belief with his passion to his art, rock music.
Introduction: Dr. Lihi Nagler (Dr. Lihi Nagler is a film scholar affiliated with the Department of Literature, Art & Linguistics at The Open University of Israel. She serves as a curator at the Jewish Film Festival Berlin and at the Warsaw Jewish Film Festival).
Festivals, Awards: Jerusalem Film Festival 2018 - Audience Award, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2018 - Best Actor Award, Nominated to 3 Ofir Awards - Awards of the Israeli Film Academy 2019: Best Actor, Best Music, Best Screenplay, TIFF 2018 Official Selection
Language: Hebrew. Subtitles: Polish and English
23.11.2019, SATURDAY, POLIN Museum, 8:00 PM
ADMISSION IS FREE. FREE TICKETS CAN BE PICKED UP at the POLIN MUSEUM on the day of the screening.