Sunday, March 8, 2015, 3:00 pm
This dark comedy follows the story of an elderly man named Yehezkel (Ze’ev Revach) and his friends who construct an euthanasia machine to help a dying friend. Once word gets around the retirement community that one can die quickly, painlessly, and on their own terms, they are flooded with requests. The film deals with the emotional and ethical dilemmas of assisted suicide with humor, delicacy, and compassion. Nominated for 13 Israeli Film Academy Awards, including Best Actor (Ze’ev Revach), The Farewell Party showcases a dream cast of septuagenarians.
Screening LocationLightbox Film Center at the International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104Guest Speaker: Levana Finkelstein, lead actress
Movie InfoIsrael, 2014, 90 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles