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Longing

Savi Gabizon
Ga'agua
Israel 2017 / 104’
Little Crusader Mirrors and Feathers (The Widowed Witch)

Ariel (Shai Avivi), a wealthy middle-aged bachelor, is asked by a former flame to get together. However, the meeting has nothing to do with romance. As a busy entrepreneur, he only has 45 minutes for her, but in that time, he manages to find out that she had a son who had just died in a car accident and that he was the father. So, he puts everything aside and leaves Tel Aviv for Acre for the boy's funeral. He ends up staying there longer than he initially planned, and his life takes on entirely new meaning. Feverishly trying to learn about his son, he also starts to learn a lot about himself, and his posthumous entry into his role as a father is as melancholic as it is comical. With this "exceptionally sad comedy," Savi Gabizon, the director of Lovesickon Nana Street and Nina's Tragedies, returns to the big screen after a 14-year absence-and he does so successfully: Longinghas been shownat festivals in Venice, Toronto and Jerusalem, where it won an award for the best screenplay and an audience award.

Adam Kruk

Savi Gabizon

A businessman named Ariel gets together with an old flame. He only gives her 45 minutes, but that turns out to be plenty of time for him to find out that she had a son who just died in a car accident and that he was the father. He goes to Acre for the funeral, where he ends up staying longer than planned. In this "exceptionally sad comedy," Ariel's posthumous entry into his role as a father is as melancholic as it is comical.

Filmography

1986 They Call Me Itzik (short)

1991 Shuroo

1995 Chory z miłości / Choleh Ahava B'Shikun Gimmel / Lovesick on Nana Street

2003 Tragedie Niny / Ha-Asonot Shel Nina / Nina's Tragedies

2017 Żal / Ga'agua / Longing

Cast & Crew

director Savi Gabizon
screenplay Savi Gabizon
cinematography Asaf Sudri
editing Tali Helter-Shenkar
music Yoram Hazan
cast Shai Avivi, Asi Levi, Neta Riskin, Yoram Toledano, Shiri Golan, Ella Armony, Shimon Mimran
producer Tami Leon, Avraham Pirchi, Chilik Michaeli, Savi Gabizon, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery
production United Channels Movies, United King Films
sales Films Boutique
language Hebrew, French
colouration colour