CIFF47: PSQ March 22 – April 1, 2023 | Streams April 2 – April 9, 2023

Restoration

Year: 2011
Country: ISRAEL
Language: Hebrew
Run Time: 105 minutes

Restoration
Restoration
Restoration
Restoration
Restoration

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

Sidebar
Jewish and Israeli Visions

Screenplay
Olivier Nakache, Éric Toledano

Director
Joseph Madmony

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.

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

Producer
Nicolas Duval-Adassovsky, Laurent Zeitoun, Yann Zenou

Cinematography
Mathieu Vadepied

Editing
Dorian Rigal-Ansous

Principal Cast
François Cluzet, Omar Sy

Film Contact

Film Sponsor

Wayside Furniture

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