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    Longing

    Directed by Savi Gabizon
    Israel | 100 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

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    Longing

    Directed by Savi Gabizon
    Israel | 100 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Longing

    Directed by Savi Gabizon
    Israel | 100 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Longing

    Directed by Savi Gabizon
    Israel | 100 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

  • View Trailer

    Longing

    Directed by Savi Gabizon
    Israel | 100 minutes | US Premiere | World Cinema Now

In this poignant drama, a childless, middle-aged businessman is forced to reexamine his past and reevaluate the meaning of his life when he discovers that 20 years ago a former lover secretly gave birth to his son. Winner: Audience Favorite, Jerusalem

Schedule

January 7, 2018 4:00 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 9, 2018 5:30 PM Camelot Theatres (PS Cultural Center) Tickets not available
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January 11, 2018 10:00 AM Annenberg Theater Tickets not available
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film synopsis

Writer/director Savi Gagizon’s heart-wrenching dramedy finds successful, single Ariel (Shai Avivi) re-examining his life when an ex-girlfriend reveals that she secretly gave birth to a son, Adam, 20 years before. Abandoning his cushy existence in Tel Aviv, Ariel treks to the town where the boy grew up and begins a somewhat obsessive quest to piece together an understanding of the son he never knew he had. Ariel tracks down and confronts Adam’s old friends and flames, including a beautiful teacher with whom the boy was infatuated. Ariel’s belated attempts to take on fatherly responsibility often frustrate those around him, leading to some darkly comedic scenarios.

Yet Avivi endows Longing’s protagonist with a dogged single-mindedness that’s intensely moving, even as Ariel’s behavior confounds those around him. As the newfound father slowly comes to terms with the 20 years he’ll never regain with his son, Ariel discovers the bittersweet meaning of parenthood, with all its sorrows and joys.

Winner: Audience Favorite, Jerusalem; Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Israeli Film Academy

film details

Original Language Title: Ga'agua
Country: Israel
Year: 2017
Running Time: 100 minutes
Premiere Status: US Premiere
Language: Hebrew (deaf-friendly)
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: Audience Favorite Award, Anat Pirchi Award for Best Script. Jerusalem Film Festival; Best Screenplay, Best FIlm, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Awards of the Israeli Film Academy
Director: Savi Gabizon
Producers: Leon Edery, Moshe Edery Savi Gabizon, Tami Leon,Chilik Michaeli, Avraham Pirchi
Principal Cast: Shai Avivi, Asi Levy, Neta Riskin,Yoram Tolledano, Shimon Mimran
Cinematographers: Asaf Sudri
Editor: Tali Helter-Shenkar
Music: Yoram Hazan
Screenwriter: Savi Gabizon

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