Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

The Art of Waiting
(Besorot Tovot)

Year: 2020
Country: ISRAEL
Language: Hebrew
Run Time: 90 minutes

The Art of Waiting
The Art of Waiting
The Art of Waiting
The Art of Waiting

Nine years. That’s how long a friendly stranger at the fertility clinic said he and his wife have been undergoing thus-far unsuccessful fertility treatments. This comes as a bit of a blow to Liran, at the clinic for initial tests himself, as he and his wife, Tali, struggle to conceive. While the two are hopeful, it’s hard not to imagine years of hospital visits as Tali must endure daily hormone injections and weekly checkups—and that’s just the beginning. As successful 30-somethings with a stable marriage, home, and jobs, Tali and Liran didn’t expect to have this much trouble getting pregnant. Pressured on all sides from their parents, co-workers, doctors, and each other, trying to grow their family might just be what tears it apart. Approaching the delicate subject of infertility with deliberate nuance, this Israeli drama highlights issues of ingrained medical sexism and familial double standards, while keeping the desperate couple’s emotional journey at its core. Nothing can be taken for granted, which is something Tali and Liran learn as they do their best to secure their family’s future and survive THE ART OF WAITING. (In Hebrew with subtitles) — D.O.

CIFF44 Screenings

Saturday, March 28, 2020 at 9:35 PM

Sunday, March 29, 2020 at 4:35 PM

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 at 11:00 AM -
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 at 10:00 PM

Accessibility (?)
Closed Captions: No
Audio Description: No
English Subtitles: No

Jewish & Israeli Visions

International Narrative Competition


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Shemi Shoendfeld, Aviv Ben-Shlush, Mhosh Edery, Leon Edery, Liron Edery

Erez Tadmor, Roy Assaf

Daniel Miller

Einat Glaser Zarhin

Principal Cast
Roy Assaf, Nely Tagar

Film Contact

Community Partner

Mandel JCC Cleveland Jewish FilmFest

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