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Directed by Asaph Polonsky

Israel 2016 98 mins. In Hebrew

Eyal and Vicky spend a week sitting shiva after the death of their 25-year-old son. While Vicky returns to teaching, Eyal steals his dead son’s medical marijuana and proceeds to get high. As the world refuses to accommodate their sensitivities during their time of bereavement, the two grieving parents find themselves acting in outlandish ways as they attempt to regain a sense of control over their lives. Winner of eight awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival, including Best First Film and Best Israeli Feature, Polonsky’s comedy about the aftermath of loss is both touching and funny.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest in San Francisco

Reviews: Variety, Hollywood Reporter, Indiewire

Interview: Interview with Asaph Polonsky at Deadline Hollywood

First feature

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