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Films & Schedules - RESTORATION


Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 1 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Sat, Feb 11, 2012
at 6 PM (Lloyd Mall 5)
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Mon, Feb 20, 2012
at 5:15 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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Tue, Feb 21, 2012
at 8:45 PM (Pioneer Place 5)
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DIRECTOR: Yossi Madmoni - ISRAEL

An aging recluse tries to salvage his antique furniture store and solitary way of life in Restoration, a nuanced drama nominated for 12 Israeli Ophir Awards. After his longtime business partner dies, stoic Yakov Fidelman discovers his Tel Aviv workshop is near bankruptcy. When his estranged son Noah tries to sell the property from under him, Fidelman hires apprentice Anton to refurbish a neglected Steinway that could save the business. An attraction between Anton and Noah’s pregnant wife Hava complicates matters. Anchored by Sasson Gabay’s mesmerizing performance as Yakov, Madmoni’s critically acclaimed psychological study depicts a complex set of frayed relationships for which restoration proves an apt metaphor. (105 mins.)

Filmography: The Barbecue People (03).

Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Dramatic Screenwriting Award and Best Feature prizes at the Jerusalem and Karlovy Vary International Film Festivals.

Sponsored by the Consulate General of Israel to the Pacific Northwest.


Interests: Narrative Feature, Middle Eastern.

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