Meny Yaesh (2016)
Drama, 108 min, Israel
V.O. Hebrew, French S.T.
Sharon Fraenkel - Les Amis Canadiens de l’Université de Tel Aviv
Les Amis Canadiens de l’Université de Tel Aviv
Ovadia is an orthodox Jew who knows no fear, and is the toughest bouncer in Tel Aviv. He and his wife Rachel have been trying for almost 5 years to have a baby, his greatest dream in life, without any luck. Frustrated and close to giving up, Ovadia is offered a lucrative job as a debt collector, working for a dangerous local gangster. With the money he earns the couple can afford expensive treatment to help Rachel get pregnant, but the extremely violent nature of Ovadia’s new job starts to take its toll as he is pulled into a world of crime where he finds his moralities and beliefs tested. Our Father is a powerful, poetic gangster film, characterized by incredible performances by husband and wife duo, Moris Cohen and Rotem Zisman-Cohen (MJFF19 The Kind Words). Nominated for 12 Israeli Ophir Awards.
Israeli Film Academy – Nominated for 12 Ophir Awards including Best Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Casting, Best Art Direction, Best Makeup, Best Sound; Won – Best Actor and Best Editing
Jerusalem Film Festival – Nominated for Best Israeli Feature; Won – Best Actor