The Art of Waiting

Dir. Erez Tadmor | 91 min
Narrative Israel 2020
Hebrew with English subtitles

The latest gem from Erez Tadmor (Magic Men, Matter of Size) is a charming, funny, and deeply touching investigation of a couple that has it all – except a baby. Liran and Tali are thirty-somethings who are deeply in love, but increasingly desperate to start a family as the biological clocks ticks louder by the day.

Faced with a series of intensive fertility treatments, emotional ups and down, and family pressures, will their love endure? Masterfully employing comedy and a light touch to explore a sensitive topic, Tadmor leans on impressive performances from Roy Assaf (also starring in Muna in this year’s Festival) and Nelly Tagar (Zero Motivation).

Rental includes a recorded conversation with director Erez Tadmor, moderated by the president and executive director of The backStorygroup, Wendy Revel, which will automatically play after the film.


Born in Israel in 1974, Erez Tadmor is a writer and director from Tel-Aviv, Israel. He graduated from Camera Obscura Film School Tel -Aviv). The Art of Waiting is his latest full-length film.

Wendy Revel is the president and executive director of The backStorygroup, a non-profit organization which connects American and Israeli film and film music professionals and students for the purpose of expanding the perception of Israel to include its dynamic and kaleidoscopic culture. Prior to that, she was the executive director of CINE, a film and television competitions group, where she created a film scoring competition. Her earlier career includes stints on Capitol Hill, where she was staff director to then-Rep. Ben Jones (D-Ga), and as a trial lawyer in Georgia. Wendy is delighted to be a member of the Bender JCC’s Arts & Ideas Committee.

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