The Farewell Party

Mita Tova


St. Anthony Main Theatre 1 Wed, Apr 15, 2015 5:10 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 5 Mon, Apr 20, 2015 6:30 PM
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
English Title:The Farewell Party
Program:World Cinema
Women and Film
Tags:Dark Comedy
Society & Culture
Women Directors
Voice Category:Laugh out Loud
Release Year:2014
Type:Narrative Feature
Festivals & Awards:People’s Choice Award - Venice Days
Print Source:Samuel Goldwyn
Director:Tal Granit
Sharon Maymon
Producer:Haim Mecklberg
Estee Yacov-Mecklberg
Talia Kleinhendler
Osnat Handelsman-Keren
Thanassis Karathanos
Karl Baumgartner
Mosche Edery
Leon Edery
Cinematographer:Tobias Hochstein
Editor:Einat Glaser Zarhin
Principal Cast:Ze’ev Revah
Levana Finkelstein
Aliza Rozen
Ilan Dar
Rafael Tabor
Filmography:Summer Vacation
A Matter of Size


Screening with Motion Poems short film Triolet for Laika, April 20.

A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home construct a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help a terminally ill pal in this poignant, provocative dramedy. Boasting a dream cast of septuagenarian talent, a finely honed visual sense and superbly ironic comic timing and dialogue, the compassionate film pits the ethics of assisted suicide against the right to die with dignity. Brimming with humanity and heart, the film continually riffs on the theme of who has the right to play God. This becomes more than a rhetorical question when the hospitalized Max begs his wife Yana and best friend, the inventor Yehezkel, to put him out of his terrible suffering.


Triolet for Laika
Motion Poems
Country: USA | Language: English | Runtime: 2 min
Director(s): Alicia Reese

They sealed her steel sarcophagus; they made no plans to bring her home. Who deserves a triolet more than Laika, the first dog in space? Emory Allen and Alicia Reece lend whimsy, a limo, and Laika’s moving gaze to Ann Eichler Kolakowski's triolet.

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