The Ballad of the Weeping Spring


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Nominated for 9 Israeli Oscars (Ophir Awards) including Best Film 2012 Winner of 4 Israeli Oscars 2012


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The Ballad of the Weeping Spring

A Film by: Beni Torati
(Israel, 2012, 105 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Uri Gavriel, Dudu Tassa, Nir Levy, Adar Gold, Ishtar, Yigal Adika)


Twenty years ago Yosef Tawila and Avram Mufradi were tar musicians with The Turquoise Ensemble. On the way to the premier of their composition The Weeping Springtime Symphony, a dreadful accident took place  which killed two of the    band members.

Tawila, his lover Margaret and Mufradi survived. However, Tawila, who had been behind the wheel, was convicted of manslaughter and sentenced to several years in prison. Upon his release he moved to the north, opened an alehouse and longed for his former life

The story opens with the arrival of Amram, Avram Mufradi's son, who reports that his father is dying of lung cancer. He offers Tawila the musical notations for The Weeping Springtime Symphony. Tawila understands that his old friend wishes to hear the piece they both composed, before he leaves to meet his maker. Tawila comes to a decision, to journey to his past, to reunite the group of unique musicians, to grant the last wishes of his good friend and perhaps heal his own tortured soul.


AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENNINGS


• Winner of 4 Israeli Oscars (Ophir Awards) 2012: Best Original Music, Best Original Soundtrack, Best Production Design, Best Costume Design

• Nominated for 9 Israeli Oscars (Ophir Awards) including Best Film 2012

• Jerusalem International Film Festival 2012 - Winner of Best Music Award

• Sarasota International FF

• New York JFF

• Atlanta JFF

• East Bay JFF (Contra Costa JFF)

• North Miami Beach (Russel JCC)

• Michigan State University

• Santa Barbara Int'l FF

• Toronto JFF

• Westchester JFF - Burns Film Center

• Austin JFF

• Detroit JFF

• Montreal Sephardi JFF 

• Montreal Israeli FF

• NJ Israeli Film Series

• Milwaukee JFF

• Pittsburgh JFF

• Paris Israeli FF

• Sarasota International FF

• Winnipeg JFF 

• Dallas JFF

• Nashville JFF

• Israel Film Festival – LA

• Portland JFF 2013 

• Festival SERET - London 2013 

• Houston JFF 2013

• Brazil Israeli Film Festival 2013

• Shalom Europa FF - Strasbourg 2013

• Rochester NY JFF 2013

• Toulouse JFF 2013 

• Silicon Valley JFF 2013

• Marseille JFF 2013

• Denver Film Society 2013

• Omaha JFF 2013 - Winner of Best Film Award

• Palace Films Australia

• PKF Rome - Pitigliani Kolno'a Festival 2013

• Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema 2013

• Israeli Embassy - Italy 2013

• Cleveland JFF 2013

• Sonoma County JFF 2013

• Israeli Embassy - Sofia 2013

• Houston Cinema Arts Society 2013

• Rutgers JFF 2013

• Palm Beach JFF 2013

• Zagreb Israeli Film Festival 2013

• The Avalon, Washington DC 2013

• Greater Binghamton JFF 2013

• Copenhagen JFF 2014

• Athens GA JFF 2014

• Ithaca College 2014

• Boulder CO JFF 2014

• American University DC 2014

• Spokane WA JFF 2014

• New York Sephardic JFF 2014

• Milano PKF 2014

• Isratim - Paris JFF 2014

• Axelrod Performing Arts Center 2014

• Bethel, New Rochelle NY 2014

• Embassy of Israel in Washington DC

• NYU Library 2014

• Utopia Jewish Center 2014

• Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival 2015

• Ventura County JFF 2015

• The Sephardic Temple of Cedarhurst, NY 2015

•  Baltimore JFF 2019


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