The Flood (Mabul)

Sunday, April 1, 2012, 7:00 pm

Everything is complicated in Yoni’s life. He’s almost 13 and smart, but physically underdeveloped. His classmates bully him and his parents barely say a word to each other. As if this weren’t enough, his 17-year-old autistic brother Tomer returns home from an institution right before Yoni’s Bar Mitzvah.Buried secrets come to light and Yoni’s Bar Mitzvah Torah portion—Noah and the flood—becomes a metaphor for the family’s fragile and frozen existence. Nominated for six Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards), Mabul features unforgettable performances by Ronit Elkabetz, Tzahi Grad, Michael Moshonov and Yoav Rotman.

Screening Location
The Ritz East
125 South Second Street
Philadelphia, PA 19106Michael Moshonov, recipient of the Ophir Award in the "Best Supporting Actor" category by the Israel Film Academy for The Flood and Guy Nattiv, Director of The Flood
Movie Info
Israel, 2011, 101 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
Guy Nattiv
Winner, Best Film, Best Cinematography, 2010 Haifa International Film Festival; Best Supporting Actor, 2010 Israel Film Academy; Winner, Berlin Film Festival, 2012 - special mention; Winner, Thessaloniki Film Festival - Audience Award - Best ensemble; Special mention "Cinema Nuevo", Belgium Film Festival