Directed by Oren Gerner
Israel / 82 mins / NC16 – Some Coarse Language
68-year-old Meir is older than his father ever was, but is still unready for the next stage of his life. While his wife is thriving in her career, Meir has been replaced by teenagers as the organiser of the village festivities, which he has led for 30 years. Grappling with a loss of purpose, he springs at the chance to build his grandson a bed from scratch. But can this relieve his mounting frustrations?
Casting his parents (and himself) as a fictionalised version of his family, director Oren Gerner tells a story that is at once personal and universal. He interweaves his sentimental narrative with an actual home movie from a trip to Africa, building a layered character study that is culturally specific, yet globally relatable.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR
Israeli-born Oren Gerner graduated from Minshar School of Art in 2013. He has directed the short films Greenland (2014), Shark Tooth (2016) and Gabriel (2018), which competed for the Short Film Palme d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival. His feature film debut, Africa premiered at the Toronto International Film Festival this year.
CAST & INFORMATION
Meir Gerner, Maya Gerner, Oren Gerner
Fri, 29 Nov 2019 / 7:00 PM
*Filmmaker in attendance
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