WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Sponsored by Anonymous, in honor of the EDCJCC Staff and Board in this year of Renovations.
Back To Maracanã
Dir. Jorge Gurvich | 90 min
Brazil, Germany, Israel
EnglishHebrewPortuguese with English subtitles
East Coast Premiere
Thursday, May 98:15 PM E Street Cinema
Sunday, May 197:20 PM Bethesda Row Cinema
Middle-aged divorcee Roberto and his septuagenarian father—Brazilian expats living in Israel—are soccer fanatics, boiling over with excitement for the upcoming World Cup in Brazil.
That is, until Roberto’s ex-wife informs him that she’s off on a business trip (to Rio, no less!), saddling him with sole care of their spoiled teenage son. She’ll be gone for entire duration of the tournament, and to his eyes it’s a disaster on par with the divorce itself, especially considering the boy’s righteous disdain for all sports. Then, a crazy idea forms…if Samuel’s mother is headed to Rio, why can’t they?
Co-presented by Inter-American Development Bank
Presented in partnership with EntryPointDC – the 20s and 30s program of the EdlavitchDCJCC.
Jorge Gurvich was born in Argentina and immigrated to Israel in 1978. He studied Cinema at Tel Aviv University and very quickly became one of the leading cinematographers in Israel, shooting over 80 films (including features, shorts, and documentaries). In the late 90s, he directed several short films and TV dramas that won international awards, among them The Shower, Pesia’s Necklace, and Moments of Grace. In 2011he directed the feature film Mrs Moskowitz & the Cats.
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Green Productions Distribution
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This event finished on May 20, 2019.