ONE WEEK AND A DAY

FICTION | ISRAEL | 2016 | 98 MINUTES

A film by Asaph Polonsky

In the Jewish religion, a week of sitting Shiva (or mourning the deceased) is called for after a funeral. However, for Eyal and Vicky, a week is hardly enough time to properly mourn the loss of their 25-year-old son Ronnie.

A married couple edging into the back half of middle age, the two find themselves reacting to the end of the Shiva in markedly different ways. A return to routine seems to be in order for Vicky, a teacher, as she finds herself back at school trying to abruptly kick out the substitute assigned in her stead. Meanwhile, shopkeeper Eyal opts for a total abdication of routine, as he steals his dead son’s bag of medical marijuana, and proceeds to get high, play ping-pong and judge air guitar routines with his neighbor’s stoner son Zooler.

 

As the world refuses to accommodate Vicky and Eyal’s sensitivities during their time of bereavement – – taxi drivers are still difficult, neighbors are still obnoxious, and grave diggers are just as indifferent as anyone else in the service industry – – the two grieving parents find themselves acting out in outlandish ways as they attempt to regain a sense of control over their lives.

World Premiere

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Starring Shai Avivi,
Evgenia Dodina, Tomer Kapon,
Sharon Alexander, Alona Shaulof

 

Production Company Black Sheep Film Productions
Producers Saar Yogev, Naomi Levari
Line Producer Boaz Vexler
Cinematographer Mosh Mishali
Editor Tali Halter Shenkar
Production Designer Yoav Sinai
Production Manager Omer Sadot
Sound recordist Eli Bain
Casting Esther Kling
Music  Ran Bagno

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Festivals & Awards

WINNER The Gan Foundation Award – Cannes Film Festival, Semainne de la Critique 2016
WINNER Best Supporting Actor - Israeli Film Academy 2016
WINNER Haggiag award for best Film JFF 2016
WINNER FIPRESCI Award for Best Debut Film JFF 2016
WINNER Pirchi Award for Best Script JFF 2016
WINNER Pirchi Award for Best Debut Film JFF 2016

WINNER GRAND PRIX – CAMERA OF DAVID for the best film of the festival, Best long feature film, Best director, Best actress, Best music and sound - Warsaw JFF (Poland) 2016
WINNER Best Debut- UK Jewish Film Festival
WINNER Audience Award- AFI Fest
WINNER Outstanding Ensemble -Oldenburg Film Festival 
WINNER Special Jury Prize – Best Feature - Sarasota IFF 
WINNER Honorable Mention - Transatlantyk Film Festival 
WINNER Best International Debut - Cinergia 

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (Czech Republic)
Athens Film Festival (Greece)
BFI London (UK)
Busan International Film Festival (S.Korea)
Morelia Film Festival (Mexico)
Ljubljana International Film Festival (Slovania)

Cinema City Film Festival (Serbia)
Lima FF (Peru)

SANFIC (Chile)

Calgary IFF (Canada)

Athens FF (Greece)

Pune IFF (India)

Goteborg Film Festival (Sweden)

OFF Camera (Poland)

Muzeum Galicja (Poland)

Skip City FF (Japan)

Kinenova Skopje 2017 (Macedonia)

Bratislava IFF (Slovakia)
Goa IFFI (India)
Cork FF (Ireland)
Quezon City (Phillipines)