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Directed by Reshef Levi

Israel 2013 107 mins.

Nominated for seven Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, Hunting Elephants is a bank heist caper and coming-of-age tale alternately full of jocular hijinks and tenderness. When Yonatan’s—somewhat of a boy genius—father suddenly dies of a heart attack, his mother leaves him in the care of his cantankerous grandfather Eliyahu and mate Nick, both former Zionist freedom fighters now barely existing in a nursing home. Guilt-ridden over his father’s death and mortified when his mother, out of financial desperation, begins dating the manager of the bank where his father worked, Yonatan and his aging guardians hatch a plot to rob the bank that wronged his family.