Restless Bird


Sam Spiegel
Sam Spiegel

Rivka is standing in the courtyard of her nursing home. In front of her, on the tree, rests a small bird. Rivka throws stones at the bird, which eventually flees. Upon returning to her room, Rivka sees Rami, her son. She knows he’s come to her for money, as usual. Rami notices that something’s off, and Rivka tries to make him understands that she needs his help desperately. The return of the small bird to the tree will test the boundaries of this mother and son relationship.


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Restless Bird
Written and Directed by: Gidon Tokatly
Fiction, 7:56 min., 2019, Color
Production: The Sam Spiegel Film & TV School - Jerusalem (JSFS)
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Cast: Levana Finkelstein, Yonatan Dekel


Rivka is standing in the courtyard of her nursing home. In front of her, on the tree, rests a small bird. Rivka throws stones at the bird, which eventually flees. Upon returning to her room, Rivka sees Rami, her son. She knows he’s come to her for money, as usual. Rami notices that something’s off, and Rivka tries to make him understands that she needs his help desperately. The return of the small bird to the tree will test the boundaries of this mother and son relationship.