A couple in their 60s who still love each other are overcome by the routine of their middle-class life. When a worldly bachelor moves into the penthouse of their building, his charming presence and the karaoke nights in his apartment will awaken the otherwise quiet couple. But will this newfound extroversion signal a change or the beginning of the end for their relationship? With a charismatic trio unravelling an increasingly threatening skein of suppressed desires and lost ambitions, the Israeli Moshe Rosenthal mixes bitter comedy with trenchant drama in a mature (literally and metaphorically) romantic comedy about the passing of time, proving that man’s unquenchable thirst for survival has no age.
ISRAEL/2022/ COLOR, DCP, 100’/ HEBREW
Tova and Meir, are a couple of 60 year-olds who love each other but are consumed by the middle class routine of suburban life. When a cosmopolitan bachelor moves into the building’s penthouse, the quiet couple becomes obsessed with his magnetic presence and the karaoke nights in his apartment. But is this new extroverted attitude a new beginning or the end of their relationship? With the three charismatic protagonists unravelling an increasingly threatening tangle of repressed desires and forgotten aspirations, the film mixes sneakily the bitter comedy with the insightful drama, in a mature (literally and metaphorically) romantic comedy about the passing of time, proving that the insatiable thirst for validation knows no age. Th.P.
DIRECTOR: Moshe Rosenthal
SCREENWRITER: Moshe Rosenthal
MUSIC:Gal Lev, Lior Perla
EDITOR: Dafi Farbman
PRINCIPAL CAST: Sasson Gabay, Rita Shukrun, Lior Ashkenazi, Arie Tcherner, Kobi Farag, Alma Dishy, Timor Cohen, Keren Tzur, Talin Abu Hanna, Ofri Fox
Israeli director. He studied at the University of Film and Television in Tel Aviv. He writes and directs for cinema, television, and also for the internet and commercials. This is his solo debut in fiction feature film.