CAST: Lior Ashkenazi, Sarah Adler, Yonaton Shiray DIRECTOR: Samuel Maoz ENDS 4/26
Michael and Dafna experience gut-wrenching grief when army officials show up at their home to announce the death of their son Jonathan. Michael becomes increasingly frustrated by overzealous mourning relatives and well-meaning army bureaucrats. While his sedated wife rests, Michael spirals into a whirlwind of anger only to experience one of life's unfathomable twists - a twist that can only be rivaled by the surreal military experiences of his son.
This is a movie that invites but ultimately transcends analysis, delivering its final, poignant emotional punch directly to the soul.Chris Knight, National Post
With a fluent mix of irony and sincerity, Maoz interrogates - gently, but with unwavering insistence - the rituals of a country mired in the moral contradictions of occupation and its own defensive crouch.Ann Hornaday, Washington Post