Set just after the Six-Day War, in the shadow of the War of Attrition with Egypt, Late Summer Blues follows a group of high school graduates during the summer before they’re conscripted into the army.
Late Summer Blues - Restored Copy!
A Film by: Renen Schorr
(Israel, 1987, 101 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles)
Set just after the Six-Day War, in the shadow of the War of Attrition with Egypt, Late Summer Blues follows a group of high school graduates during the summer before they’re conscripted into the army. Restored after thirty years, this Israeli classic portrays the paradox of Israeli adolescence in raw, deeply human terms: the uncertainty, confusion, and playful embrace of the present are constantly tainted by the shadow of military service and the razor’s edge of anxiety, only somewhat tempered by days at the beach and rock music. Drawing from his own experiences, director Renen Schorr and writer Doron Nesher create a powerful and bitterly funny anti-war message by drawing on the restlessness of the young men and women as theycope with their growing fatalism.
FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
This classic film was screened at over 30 international film festivals around the world.
• Silver Menorah Award – for best film, best screenplay and best original score
• Israel Film Festivals in New York and Los Angeles - prize for Outstanding Film
• Jerusalem Film Festival
• Braunschwieg IFF 2015
• Temple Shaaray Shalom
• Kimel Family Education Center
• Brigham Young University
• NY JFF 2018
• LA Israeli FF 2018
• Vienna JFF 2018
• Dickenson College 2018
• Ventura JFF 2019
• Orange County JFF 2019
• Portland State University 2020