One Week and a Day

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Padarysim operaciją, nuvarysim į paplūdimį, paleisim vėžį į jūrą, pavalgysim falafelių (tau be agurkų), pažaisim stalo tenisą, parūkysim žolės ir tiesiai į lovą. Nereali diena!

When Eyal (actor Shai Avivi) finishes the traditional Jewish week of mourning for his late son, his wife (actress Evgenia Dodina) urges him to return to their routine. Instead, he gets high with a young neighbour (actor Tomer Kapon) and sets out to discover that there are still things in his life worth living for. Asaph Polonsky’s debut feature One Week and a Day provides a nuanced perspective on loss that is as merciless as it is funny and insightful.

Festivals: 

Jerusalem Film Festival 2016 - won Best First Film, Best Script, FIPRESCI Prize for Best debut.

Cannes Film Festival 2016 - nominated for Critics Week Grand Prize, Golden Camera, won the Gan Foundation Support for Distribution.

Got the 2016 Award of Israeli Film Academy for Best Supporting Actor, nominated for Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Editing.

Oldenburg Film Festival 2016 - won the Seymour Cassel award for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble.

 

Asaph Polonsky

Asaph Polonsky was born in Washington, DC in 1983. In Israel, where he grew up, he directed, wrote and produced two short films, both official selections of the Jerusalem Film Festival: Zipper and In Bed At 10 PM. In 2010 he attended The American Film Institute Conservatory’s Directing Program where he directed the 2013 Student Academy Award Nominee thesis film Samnang, which premiered at the New York Film Festival and won awards, and also screened at several film festivals internationally.