Isaac, a young yeshiva student, an only child to born-again orthodox parents. Trapped in a dysfunctional family and a failing body. Isaac finds refuge in wandering. Tormented by his newfound infertility, Isaac looks for answers in his father’s dubious past. Wandering through the backstreets of the city, he seeks deliverance.
A Film by: Avishai Sivan
(Israel, 2010, 86 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English Subtitles, Cast: Omri Fuhrer, Ali Nassar, Ronit Peled, Shani Ben Haim, Itamar Glucksmann, Liran Shabtai)
Winner of the Jerusalem International Film Festival Award First Feature
Official Selection of the Cannes Film Festival in the prestigious Directors' Fortnight.
Drained and trodden by life, Isaac, a young twenty-year-old orthodox Jew who is surrounded by a dysfunctional family, a closed society and a disintegrating body – is desperately in search of deliverance. On his journey there, his best allies turn out to be his sharp inner voice and a pair of feet that lead him to wander relentlessly around the city outskirts. In a highly formalized and vivid portrait of his lonely world, Isaac is on a journey through synagogues, emergency rooms, empty roads at the raid of dawn and the conundrum of nocturnal creatures – all sharply scrutinized by an inner voice.
AWARDS, FESTIVALS & SCREENNINGS
• Cannes Film Festival 2010, Directors' Fortnight
• Jerusalem Film Festival - Award for First Feature 2010
• Festival do Rio
• Warsaw Film Festival
• Festival du Nouveau Cinema, Montreal
• Mumbai Film Festival
• International Film Festival of Uruguay
• Mostra Internacional de Cinema em Sao Paulo
• International Francophone Film Festival in Bratislava