Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Sunday, March 11, 2018, 7:00 pm

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

17 year old Asher (Asher Lax) has always been the impulsive trouble maker from primary school all the way through high school. It's hard for him to concentrate in class and he is fueled by rage and violence; yet he is also endowed with a considerable amount of charm and street smarts. While his strict father (Yaacov Cohen) sees him as a natural successor to the family's scaffolding business, Asher finds a different masculine role model in his gentle literature teacher, Rami (Ami Smolartchik) and forges a special connection with him. Torn between two worlds, Asher looks for a chance for a new life and a new identity. When a sudden tragedy occurs, he has to take the ultimate test of maturity.
Country: Israel, Poland
Release Date: 2017
Time: 92 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Matan Yair
Topics: Family, Father-Child Relationship
Guest Speaker: Eran Preis, Filmmaker, screenwriter and Associate Professor at Temple University. Eran Preis is an Israeli–American director, screenwriter, playwright, and producer. Beyond the Walls, a film he co-wrote in 1984, was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. He has taught screenwriting and International Cinema for decades.
Best Supporting Actor, Israeli Film Academy 2017; Best Cinematography, Best Israeli Feature Film & Best Actor, Jerusalem Film Festival 2017; 2017 Cannes Film Festival – Official Selection; 2017 Toronto International Film Festival – Official Selection; Nominated for Best Film, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Casting, Israeli Film Academy 2017