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One Week and a Day2016. Israel. 98 min.
Director: Asaph Polonsky Featuring: Sharon Alexander, Shai Avivi, Evgenia Dodina, Uri Gavriel.
Preceded by the short film The Saurus (7 min.)
Eyal and Vicky spend a week sitting Shiva, the Jewish tradition of mourning the deceased, after the loss of their 25-year-old son Ronnie. While Vicky returns to her routine as a teacher, Eyal steals his dead son’s bag of medical marijuana and proceeds to get high. As the world refuses to accommodate Vicky and Eyal’s sensitivities during their time of bereavement, the two grieving parents find themselves acting in outlandish ways as they attempt to regain a sense of control over their lives. One Week and a Day provides a nuanced yet comedic perspective on loss that is as merciless as it is funny and insightful.
Supported by Congregation Beth Israel