Seventy-year-old Yaakov Fidelman (The Band’s Visit’s Sasson Gabai) is thrown into turmoil after the sudden death of his long-time partner in a Tel Aviv antiques restoration workshop. Just as his ambitious son Noah (Nevo Kimhi) pressures him to sell the business and build an apartment complex on the site, a talented new assistant shows up, giving him hope. Anton (Henri David) has many secrets, yet he forms a bond with Yaakov that Noah finds as threatening as the flirtation between his very pregnant wife and Anton. A complex character study that also displays great reverence for a very traditional profession, the film’s title resonates on several levels without providing easy answers. In bestowing director Madmoni with the Best Feature award at the 2011 Jerusalem Film Festival, the jury president praised the film “for its exploration of fatherhood in its many manifestations—tender, angry, and finally hopeful—in a highly original and moving context."
“It’s been another excellent year for Israeli film,” said Marek Rozenbaum, President of the Israel Academy for Film and Television, as he announced the films nominated for this year’s Ophir Awards, the highest honors given by the Israeli film industry. Among them is the internationally-acclaimed drama Restoration, from director Joseph Madmony, which was nominated for an incredible 11 Ophir Awards!
Restoration has been nonimated for:
- Best Feature Film (Chaim Sharir, producer)
- Best Director (Joseph Madmony)
- Best Actor (Sasson Gabai)
- Best Supporting Actor (Henri David)
- Best Supporting Actress (Sarah Adler)
- Best Cinematography (Boaz Yehonatan Yacov)
- Best Screenplay (Erez Kav-El)
- Best Editing (Ayala Bengad)
- Best Production Design (Yoav Sinai)
- Best Original Music (Avi Belleli)
- Best Soundtrack (Oleg Kaiserman, Aviv Aldema, Israel David)
Special ticket prices apply! Individual tickets are $10. MFAH Members, senior adults, students with ID, and JCC members receive a $2 discount on tickets.