• One Week and a Day

    Directed by Asaph Polonsky
    Israel | 98 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • One Week and a Day

    Directed by Asaph Polonsky
    Israel | 98 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • One Week and a Day

    Directed by Asaph Polonsky
    Israel | 98 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • One Week and a Day

    Directed by Asaph Polonsky
    Israel | 98 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • One Week and a Day

    Directed by Asaph Polonsky
    Israel | 98 minutes | World Cinema Now

  • One Week and a Day

    Directed by Asaph Polonsky
    Israel | 98 minutes | World Cinema Now

Polonsky’s quirky, loose-limbed movie offers insight and comedy by turns as a middle-aged Israeli couple take decidedly different roads after mourning the death of their son: she goes back to work, but he embarks on a weed-enhanced picaresque with the neighbors’ stoner son… Winner: FIPRESCI prize, Best Israeli Film, Best First Film, Jerusalem.

film synopsis

Israeli-American filmmaker Asaph Polonsky's auspicious debut is a quirky, loose-limbed movie following a middle-aged Israeli couple as the one-week ritual mourning period (shiva) for their cancer-stricken adult son comes to an end.

Mother Vicky (Evgenia Dodina) is all for returning to normal life asap, but father Eyal (comedian Shai Avivi, known as "the Larry David of Israel") is at a loss. After visiting his son's hospital room-and coming away with a bag of medicinal marijuana-Eyal lets his neighbors' stoner son Zooler (Tomer Kapon) teach him how to roll a joint. Soon, the two men-an odd couple if there ever was one-embark on a series of weed-enhanced encounters that run the gamut from hilariously funny to quietly introspective. Along the way, Polonsky offers cogent and funny insights into what mourning means for different people...

"[This] is a sweet and subdued look at the absurdity of life after death. Polonsky works small wonders with his excellent cast..." David Erhlich, Indiewire

Winner: Best First Film, Best Screenplay, Best Israeli Feature, Jerusalem 

film details

Director: Asaph Polonsky
Producers: Naomi Levari, Saar Yogev
Screenwriter: Asaph Polonsky
Cinematographers: Moshe Mishali
Editor: Tali Helter-Shenkar
Music: Ran Bagno
Cast: Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina, Tomer Kapon, Alona Shauloff, Sharon Alexander
Original Language Title: Shavua ve Yom
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Deaf Friendly: Yes
Year: 2016
Running Time: 98 minutes
Awards: FIPRESCI Israeli First Film, Best Israeli Feature, Best Script, Jerusalem Film Festival
Website: http://bsheepfilms.com/portfolio/one-week-and-a-day/

2017 PS Film Festival