WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Opening Night Sponsored by the Jacob & Charlotte Lehrman Foundation
Dirs. Joseph Madmony Boaz Yehonatan Yacov | 104 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Wednesday, May 86:45 PM AFI Silver Theatre
Tuesday, May 218:15 PM Bethesda Row Cinema Encore
One of the leading lights of contemporary Israeli cinema, Joseph Madmony (Restoration), returns for this spiritually rousing, emotionally intelligent story of exhilaration and faith.
Menachem is a middle-aged single father struggling to finance his six-year-old daughter’s medical treatment with his meager income as a grocery clerk. He had fronted a rock n’ roll band until personal tragedies prompted his retirement from music, and the adoption of a devoted Hasidic practice that set him apart from his old friends.
Playing music promises to be more lucrative than stocking shelves, but would a return to singing be compatible with a life of worship?
Festivals and Awards
- 2018, Toronto International Film Festival
Genres and Topics
Encore Tier A