WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dir. Yona Rozenkeir | 91 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Saturday, May 117:45 PM E Street Cinema
Saturday, May 188:30 PM AFI Silver Theatre
After learning of his father’s death, prodigal son Yoav returns to the sparsely populated kibbutz where he was raised alongside his brothers Itai and Avishai, who is about to ship off for military service in Lebanon.
Yoav is an ex-officer traumatized by his experiences, while Itai remains a serviceman and believes fiercely in a man’s patriotic duty. Their conflicting perspectives generate a deep rift in Avi. The brothers have another duty to perform, however: their father’s final request was for the three of them to dive together and deposit his remains in an undersea cave.
– Note adapted from the Toronto International Film Festival