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The Farewell Party (2014 Israel)

September 24, 2017
7:30 pm

Directors: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon
Starring: Ze’ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen
Genre: Comedy, drama
Duration: 95 mins

Israeli filmmakers Tal Granit​ and Sharon Maymon​ tackle matters of life and death with a bracing mixture of seriousness, sentiment and sharp black comedy. A unique, compassionate and unlikely story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma. An empathetic film that doesn’t shy away from the ethical and emotional complexities of its subject matter.