WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Dir. Jacob Goldwasser | 90 min
Hebrew with English subtitles
Nominated for 8 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture, Shoelaces tells the gently comic story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs adult son.
Reuven’s (Doval’e Glickman, Shtisel) kidneys are failing and his son Gadi (Nevo Kimchi, Footnote, Restoration) wants to donate one of his own to help save his father’s life. However, the transplant committee objects, claiming that Reuven, acting as Gadi’s sole legal guardian after the recent passing of his mom, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure.
Afraid of losing his father as well, Gadi feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful and stand on his own, and he sets out to fight for his right to save his father’s life. Co-starring Yafit Asulin (The Women’s Balcony) and Evelin Hagoel (A Matter of Size, The Women’s Balcony), Shoelaces is a heartwarming story full of love, life, and human connection.
Screening December 13-19. Exact showtimes to be announced.