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World Cinema

One Week and a Day

Year 2016
Runtime 98 mins
Language Hebrew

It's a hard week for Eyal (Shai Avivi) and Vicky (Evgenia Dodina), as their son has passed away and they are finishing the traditional Jewish week of mourning. Reluctant to get back to his "normal" routine, Eyal turns to his young neighbor Zooler (Tomer Kapon), with whom he starts to spend his days getting high and skipping out on his commitments. As his wife grows increasingly frustrated with this behaviour, and Zooler's family insists that the friendship cease, Eyal learns to appreciate all the reasons why life is still worth living. 

Winner of eight awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival – including Best First Film for director Asaph Polonsky, Best Script, Best Screenplay, and Best Israeli Feature – ONE WEEK AND A DAY is a film that combines death and comedy in a way that is both touching and funny.

Countries

Israel
Awards
Cannes Film Festival, Gan Foundation Support for Distribution; Jerusalem Film Festival, Best First Film; Jerusalem Film Festival, FIPRESCI Prize
Festivals
Cannes Film Festival, Jerusalem Film Festival, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Director
Asaph Polonsky
Producer
Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari
Screenwriter
Asaph Polonsky
Cinematographer
Moshe Mishali
Editor
Tali Halter Shenkar
Music
Tamar Aphek, Ran Bagno
Cast
Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina, Tomer Kapon, Alona Shauloff, Sharon Alexander, Carmit Mesilati-Kaplan, Uri Gavriel
Sound
Aviv Aldema