Jewish Film Festival
Standy By Only
Nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards, and winner of Best Feature Film at the Jerusalem Film Festival and the Dramatic Screenwriting Award at Sundance, the elegantly-made RESTORATION (Boker Tov Adon Fidelman) is a much-celebrated new drama from Israel. 70-year-old Yaakov Fidelman is determined to hang on to the antique restoration workshop which has been his life’s work, and rejects his son’s wish to close the business and build an apartment complex on the site. Yaakov believes that with the help of his new apprentice, he’ll find a way to save the shop and his solitary way of life. Sasson Gabai (The Band’s Visit) delivers a quiet but deeply resonant performance as a man being forced out of the life he knows by the dictates of time and old age.
Israel, 2011, In Hebrew with English subtitles, 105 min, Directed by Joseph Madmony