The Cleveland International Film Festival promotes artistically and culturally significant film arts through education and exhibition to enrich the life of the community.
Country: ISRAEL, FRANCE
Run Time: 92 minutes
NORTH AMERICAN PREMIERE
“A story is never a lie.” So Ruzummy instructs the beggars and cons he chauffeurs around the city of Bnei Brak. With a list of the rich, lonely, and gullible in his pocket, Ruzummy is a driver who takes his clients to these potential marks in exchange for half of what they collect. He gathers stories, encouraging everyone to tell theirs as a way of hiding his own. Ruzummy is raising his daughter Chani alone. His driving forces him to leave her at night. Chani hates this, and one night demands her father bring her along to work. This is where the story takes a very unusual turn. While dealing with the down-and-out, the hucksters, and the schemers, DRIVER is really a warm and oddly beautiful tale of a father and daughter making their way against a world that has tried to beat them down. It may break your heart a little, but it will quickly fill the crack with tenderness and hope. (In Hebrew with subtitles) —C.R.
Tower City Cinemas
Monday, April 09, 2018 at 1:40 PM
Wednesday, April 11, 2018 at 7:20 PM
Jewish and Israeli Visions
International Narrative Competition
Writer and director Yehonatan Indursky was born in 1984 in Jerusalem. He studied at the Ultra Orthodox Yeshiva Ponevezh in Bnei Brak, Israel and later at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem.
Ponevezh Time (2014), DRIVER (2017)
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