Series/Themes: Critical Conversations, Jewish & Israeli Film Series, Special Guests
Genre: Comedy, International
Film Year: 2022
Film Length: 100 min.
Director: Moshe Rosenthal
Featuring: Sasson Gabai, Rita Shukrun, Lior Ashkenazi, Aryeh Cherner, Kobi Farag
Karaoke follows Meir and Tova, a middle-class couple in their 60s who are getting tired of their sleepy life in a Tel Aviv suburb. When Itzik, a young bachelor from Miami, moves into their building and starts to run karaoke nights, the couple becomes obsessed with him as they compete with their neighbors for affection. The new wrinkle in the couple’s lives sends them on an entertaining journey that causes them to revisit their seemingly traditional attitudes towards marriage, social status, and class identity. This bittersweet, comedic film puts a refreshing new twist on the coming-of-age genre, emphasizing the parallels between the vulnerable, transformative years of youth and the years following retirement.
Discussion with actor Sasson Gabay and director Moshe Rosenthal, moderated by Joe Fab (VAFF)
This film is part of the Jewish and Israeli Film Series presented by Congregation Beth Israel.
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