Israeli Film Week in “K.Suns” cinema gallery
25.07.2014 (Friday) – 31.07.2014 (Thursday)
“Tel-Aviv Beach” festival (Riga, Ķīpsala beach) pre-festival event
18.50. “The Big Dig”, Ephraim Kishon, 1969, 90 min
A comedy which depicts the madness of bureaucracy through a municipality’s reaction to the actions of a lunatic, who has escaped from an asylum steals a compressor and proceeds to open up a main street and traffic artery in Tel-Aviv – Allenby Street.
20.40. “Hill “Halfon” doesn’t Answer”, Assi Dayan, 1972, 92 min
Sergio Konstanza, a swindler, owes money to Mr. Hasson. He escapes to the desert where he joins a wacky army reserve unit whose Sergeant is engaged to one of Mr. Hasson's daughters.
18.50. “Colombian Love”, Shay Kanot, 2004, 90 min
This is the story of three best friends trying to bridge the gap between lust, love and marriage. They’ve been to the army; they’ve seen it all. They are handsome and manly, but also unbelievably immature. Three forms of a complex and vulnerable Israeli man struggling with the best of all emotions: love.
20.40. “The Matchmaker”, Avi Nesher, 2010, 118 min
Arik, a teenager growing up in Haifa in 1968, lands a summer job working for Yankeleh, a matchmaker, who has an office in the back of a movie theater showing only love stories. Arik is introduced to a new world – built on the ruins of an old one. At the same time he finds himself falling in love.
18.50. “Five Hours from Paris”, Leonid Prudovsky, 2009, 88 min
Only 5 flight hours from Paris, in a working-class suburb of Tel Aviv, two people meet. He is a bred-and-born Israeli and she is a Russian immigrant. He is a taxi driver and she is a music teacher. He has no aspirations. She gave up hers long ago. He is afraid of flying and she is about to fly away. What are the odds of them ending up together?
20.40. “The Human Resources Manager”, Eran Riklis, 2010, 100 min
A tragi-comedy centered on the HR manager of Israel's largest industrial bakery, who sets out to save the reputation of his business and prevent the publication of a defamatory article.
18.50. “The Policeman”, Ephraim Kishon, 1971, 87 min
Satirical film about the misadventures of an aging policeman Azulai whose incompetence is only matched by his soft-heartedness. His superiors want to send him to early retirement, but he would like to stay on the force, and the criminals don't want to see him leave either.
20.40. “The Children of the USSR”, Felix Gerchikov, 2007, 96 min
Slava and his friends find themselves frustrated and alone in the harsh setting of a small desert town in southern Israel. This is the story of a generation of immigrant children, in a land of immigrants. The soccer field becomes their home away from home, the place where they can be themselves, and where they can prove their worth, to themselves, to each other, and most importantly – to the new world in which they find themselves.
18.50. “The Band’s Visit”, Eran Kolirin, 2007, 87 min
A band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.
20.40. “Restoration”, Yossi Madmony, 2011, 105 min
When his business partner of many years dies suddenly, Yaakov Fidelman realizes his antique furniture restoration shop is on the point of bankruptcy. Fidelman's son, who doesn't get along with his father, wants to close the shop. Will Mr Fidelman be able to establish peace with his family and find tranquility within himself?
18.50. “2 Night”, Roi Werner, 2012, 87 min
In a city, where everything is possible, a guy meets a girl at a bar. They decide to spend the night together and head back to the girl’s home but – they can’t find a parking space. "2 Night" is a magical tour of situations, feelings, fears and love.
20.40. “Rutenberg”, Eli Cohen, 2003, 90 min
The story of Pinchas (Peter) Rutenberg – a fascinating personality who brought electricity to the Land of Israel in the early years of the 20th century by building a hydroelectric power station in Nahararyim. His mysterious past in Russia and England and his conflicting characteristics set the tone for this film.
18.50. “Meduzot” (Jellyfish), Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret, 2007, 78 min
The film tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel-Aviv whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life.
20.40. “Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi”, Shemi Zarhin, 2003, 94 min
Shlomi, a 17-year-old boy who is failing school is discovered by his math teacher as having a rare gift for working with numbers and is eager to transfer him to another school where he can hone this talent. It turns out to be a less-than-welcome surprise to his family.