Year: 2011
Country: ISRAEL
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.

CIFF36 Screenings

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

Joseph Madmony

Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Mathieu Vadepied

Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Director Bio
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.

Select Filmography
"The Barbecue People" (2003), RESTORATION (2011)

Print Source

Menemsha Films


Film Sponsor

Wayside Furniture

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