Lightbox Film Center at the International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Saturday, March 24, 2018, 8:45 pm

General Admission $15, Senior $13, Student $6

At first glance, middle-aged Ariel (Shai Avivi) has it made: established, well-to-do, single and with no apparent worries. One day, after decades without contact, his college girlfriend Ronit (Assi Levy) invites him to lunch. She drops a bomb: when they broke up 20 years ago, she was pregnant and gave birth to a boy. But that eye-opener is only the first in a series of revelations that will have unpredictable consequences for people Ariel has yet to meet and for his own understanding of himself and his world. His need to know about a son he never knew he had (and certainly never thought he might have wanted) propels him into communities, families, and circumstances that are foreign and unexpected. Plunging himself into these tumultuous unknown waters causes him to reflect on what he might have had. Cast - Ella Armony, Shmil Ben Ari, Salim Dau and Adam Gabay.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2017
Time: 100 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Savi Gabizon
Guest Speaker: Neta Riskin, Actress Neta Riskin is an Israeli actress. She is known for her work on Shtisel (2013), The Gordin Cell (2012), A Tale of Love and Darkness (2015), and Shelter (2017). Though she didn’t decide on a career in acting until later in life, Riskin has become an icon of Israeli acting. She starred in the psychological TV thriller “The Gordin Cell” and the movie “Shelter,” in which she plays a Mossad agent. As a “sideline” she is an accent coach, her most famous client being Natalie Portman, whom she taught to perfect her Hebrew for her role as Amos Oz’s troubled mother in “A Tale of Love and Darkness.”
Best Script, Jerusalem Film Festival 2017; Best Screenplay, Israeli Film Academy 2017; Nominated for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Director, Best Cinematography, Best Sound, Best Editing, Best Makeup, Best Music, Best Casting, Israeli Film Academy 2017