Dramatic, thought-provoking films from Israel, presented in partnership with the Embassy of Israel and the Washington Jewish Film Festival. Screenings are held every 4th Wednesday.
Our Father (nr) 107 min in Hebrew with English subtitles
Nominated for a record-tying 12 Israeli Academy Awards (and winner of 2), this visceral thriller follows a morally conflicted nightclub bouncer with frustrated dreams of becoming a father who finds himself entangled in the Israeli underworld. A tough but honorable man, Ovadia Rachmim works as a doorman at a Tel Aviv nightspot. Life at home with wife is strained by their efforts to conceive a child. Desperate to save his marriage, the cash-strapped Ovadia goes to work for a small-time mobster as a way to pay for his wife’s expensive fertility treatments.
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