The Farewell Party
מיתה טובה

Saturday, March 7, 2015, 8:00 pm
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 Location
International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104Guest Speaker: Levana Finkelstein, lead actress
Movie Info
Israel, 2014, 90 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
Director
Sharon Maymon, Tal Granit
Awards
Israeli Academy Award Best Actor, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Makeup