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Longing

A Film by: Savi Gabizon
(Israel, 2017, 103 min, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Shai Avivi, Asi Levy, Neta Riskin, Yoram Toledano,  Shiri Golan, Ella Armony, Shimon Mimran ).

 
This is a story about parenthood, about the
desire to be a parent and the involvement 
 that come with it: identification and honor.
This is a journey that creates near-laboratory
conditions for the examination 
of hidden aspects
of parenthood. 
 
What happens when a well-off, childless man of 55 gets a phone call from
his college girlfriend and meets her at a fancy restaurant where she suddenly bursts into tears and tells him that when they broke up 20 years ago, she was pregnant? She is truly sorry she never told him but she always knew he didn't want children. A lovely boy, a bit like him, she says. Two weeks ago the 
boy
took her car, drove it through the railings of a bridge into the river below and died. She didn't know what to do... she feels she has to tell him about it -
after all, he is the boy's father, isn't he?
 
What can he do now but to keep on going, despite a certain sadness? 
And what tectonic forces rumble beneath the surface and suddenly burst,
sending him off to Acre (where his son lived and died) to stand there at the unveiling of the ombstone, looking down on  the grave of the son he never
knew? What makes him stay in Acre to discover who this boy was? As he
meets his son's friends, teachers and lover, he gradually finds himself
identifying with his boy and for the first time in his life, he experiences
fatherhood. 


 
FESTIVALS, SCREENNINGS &  AWARDS

*   Israeli Academy Award for Best Screenplay
*  13 Israeli Academy Award Nominations 
*  Jerusalem International Film Festival - Audience Award and Best Script Award

*  Toronto International Film Festival - Official Selection
*  Venice Days - Venice internatioanl Film Festival - Opening Film

*  Montreal Israeli FF - Best Film and Best Screenplay Awards 2018
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Paris Israeli FF - Audience Award for Best Feature Film 2019

•  UK JFF 2018
Savannah JFF 2019
*  Denver JFF 2019
•  Santa Barbara JFF 2019
•  Detroit JFF 2019


 
 
Screening fee:  $1,200.00

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