Directed by Avi Nesher (112 min. | Israel | 2013)
Hebrew with English subtitles
A modern day film-noir, Avi Nesher’s latest centers on a bartender who doubles as a graffiti artist in Jerusalem. Arnav enjoys whiling away the days with simple pleasures until he becomes enwrapped in a mystery taking place in his own apartment building. Spying a man seemingly held captive a few units over from his, he investigates, and is soon taken down a rabbit hole into the seedy underbelly of Jerusalem’s criminal underworld. Along the way, he’s aided, abetted and sometimes stifled by a pseudo-religious femme fatale and a deeply cynical private eye.
The film’s stunningly original artistic vision has drawn rave comparisons to everyone from the Coen Brothers and Tim Burton to Lewis Carroll and Carol Reed. Couple that with a sophisticated soundtrack my Israeli mega-stars Hadag Nahash, and you’re ready to kick off the 24th WJFF in style.
Filmmaker present for post screening discussion.
- The Jacob & Charlotte Lehrman Foundation
- DCJCC | Thursday, February 27
1st Screening – 6:30 p.m.
Opening Night Party – 8:30 p.m.
2nd Screening – 9:30 p.m.
Washington Jewish Film Festival
February 27-March 9 • 55 Films • 15 Venues
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