Reel Israel DC: Our Father screening

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Date(s) - Wednesday, October 25, 2017
8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Avalon Theatre


Reel Israel DC presents October’s film: Our Father

In this visceral thriller, a morally conflicted nightclub bouncer with frustrated dreams of becoming a father finds himself entangled in the Israeli underworld.

A tough but honorable man, Ovadia Rachmim (Moris Cohen) works as a doorman at a Tel Aviv nightspot. Life at home with wife Rachel (Rotem Zissman-Cohen) is strained by their efforts to conceive a child. Desperate to save his marriage, the cash-strapped Ovadia goes to work for a small-time mobster (Alon Dahan), collecting debts as a way to pay for his wife’s expensive fertility treatments. His eventual attempt to break free from a life of violent crime will test his loyalties and force a difficult choice: protect his family or betray his friends.

Cohen’s expressive physical performance earned him an Israeli Academy Award, as well as the Best Actor prize at the Jerusalem Film Festival. Leading the Israeli Academy Awards with a record-tying 12 nominations overall, including Best Film, OUR FATHER also nabbed the Ophir for Best Editing.