narrative debut is also the first in a cycle of films about contemporary
Israeli cities (Yom Yom, Kadosh).
Set in Tel Aviv, Gitai's powerful drama charts the singular paths of three
disaffected men: a womanizing divorcee (Assi Dayan), an aimless pianist
(Amos Schub), and their emotionally stunted friend (Gitai). When the
latter's father dies, the three set off to attend his funeral, and find
their lives transformed in the process. "Amos Gitai's most ambitious film
to date... handsomely photographed" (David Stratton, Variety).
Hebrew with English subtitles. 110 minutes.