March 19 – 30
At Tower City
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Run Time: 105 minutes
The Israeli drama RESTORATION begins with a death and delves into the emotional soil of surviving. When Malamud passes away, his struggling furniture restoration shop seems destined to crumble, but his aging business partner Yaakov Fidelman hangs on to hope. In an odd twist of events, Malamud bequeathes his share of the shop not to his partner, but to Yaakov's businessman son Noah. Unsentimental and ambitious, Noah intends to close up the business and make a profit in real estate. But a mysterious and talented young assistant arrives just in time. Anton is a skilled craftsman—sensitive, gifted, and everything Noah is not. He sets out to save the business by restoring a valuable Steinway piano and along the way wins the hearts of both Noah's father and beautiful, pregnant wife Hava. RESTORATION is a powerful drama, with nuanced performances; a journey into the past in order to move forward. (In Hebrew with subtitles) – S.H.
Friday, March 30, 2012 at 1:50 PM
Sunday, April 01, 2012 at 3:50 PM
This screening is on Stand By.
Jewish and Israeli Visions
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano
François Cluzet, Omar Sy
Born in Jerusalem, writer and director Joseph Madmony graduated with the first class of the Sam Spiegel Film School. He went on to direct a number of TV drama series, winning Israeli Academy Awards for two of them.
"The Barbecue People" (2003), RESTORATION (2011)
Day and KNIGHT in Akron
Join us for a full day of CIFF38 programming in Akron on Thursday, March 27th!
Cleveland Foundation Community Day at the CIFF38
Enjoy a FREE day at the Festival, courtesy of The Cleveland Foundation on Monday, March 24th