Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010
Sunday, March 31, 2019, 7:00 pm
General $15, Senior $13, Student $6
Shoelaces is the story of two men: Gadi (Nevo Kimchi), who has special needs and whose mother just passed away, and Rueben (Dov Glikman), the father who abandoned him at a young age and who his now his sole guardian. The two reconnect only for Gadi to learn that his estranged father is in need of a kidney transplant. While he volunteers to make this donation he is rejected by the committee, since they do not believe him capable of making this decision fairly. Gadi doesn’t wish to lose the father he just gained and is prepared to fight for his right to make his own choices. Director Jacob Goldwasser, himself a father of a child with special-needs, tells a tale of optimism, warmth, and love that must strive against all odds in order to be heard.
||Hebrew with English subtitles
||Family, Father-Child Relationship
Yankul Goldwasser, Director
Yankul Goldwasser he is an Israeli filmmaker. He is a member of the Israeli Film Academy Committee.
Goldwasser often collaborates with screenwriter Haim Marin. Goldwasser's films include Marin's script: "Under the Nose" (1982), "Stolen Dad" (1989), "Overseas" (1991), "Max and Morris" (1994), "She Has No God" (2006) and "Laces" (2018). Their collaboration broke through the boundaries of film, in the TV series "Mixed Jerusalem" directed by Goldwasser, of which Marin was a member of her screenwriting team.
Audience Choice Award for Best Feature Film, Los Angeles Israeli Film Festival; Nominated for 8 Awards, including Best Picture, Israeli Academy Awards