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Longing

Ariel, a carefree middle-aged bachelor in Tel Aviv, learns that he and an ex-girlfriend had a son together, and this son has just died. This revelation sends Ariel on a quest to track down people close to his son to learn about the child he never knew. In the process Ariel revisits his own upbringing and grapples with the meaning of parenthood, responsibility, existential regret, and the potential for love and human connection. Gabizon’s bittersweet tragicomedy won the Audience Prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival and Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, and Best Actress Awards at the Israeli Film Academy.

Genres: Drama, Comedy