One Week and a Day



St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Thu, Apr 20, 2017 7:20 PM
St. Anthony Main Theatre 4 Sat, Apr 29, 2017 5:10 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$13.00
Student (Box Office Only):$8.00
Youth (25 & Under/Box Office Only):$8.00
Film Info
Premiere Status:Minnesota Premiere
Programs:World Cinema
Family Drama
Jewish Interest
Comedy Drama
Dark Comedy
Voice Category:Laugh Out Loud
Release Year:2016
Runtime:98 min
Festivals & Awards:Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble - Oldenburg Film Festival
Best Script
Best First Film
Best Israeli Feature
Best Screenplay - Jerusalem Film Festival
Gan Foundation Support for Distribution - Cannes Film Festival
Best Supporting Actor - Isreali Film Academy
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Oscilloscope Laboratories
Director:Asaph Polonsky
Producer:Saar Yogev
Naomi Levari
Cinematographer:Moshe Mishali
Screenwriter:Asaph Polonsky
Editor:Tali Halter Shenkar
Composer:Tamar Aphek
Ran Bagno
Principal Cast:Shai Avivi
Evgenia Dodina
Tomer Kapon
Alona Shauloff
Sharon Alexander
Carmit Mesilati-Kaplan
Uri Gavriel
Filmography:Debut Feature


A warmhearted and hilarious vehicle for beloved Israeli comedian Shai Avivi, One Week and a Day is the story of Eyal (Avivi), a grieving father trying to pick himself up after shiva, the week of mourning. He decides, first, to retrieve his son’s medical marijuana from the hospice where the young man spent his last days, and then Eyal wants nothing more than to get properly stoned. Unable to roll a joint, he turns to his neighbor’s son, Zooler, who spends time getting high and playing air guitar with the old man. Received with a standing ovation at Cannes, One Week and a Day’s star has been regarded as “the Larry David of Israel” (Dateline Hollywood). “Shiva lasts a week, but the One Day that follows can last for a lifetime. What’s true of Polonsky’s film is also true of life: A little laughter goes a long way.” - Indiewire

Director’s Biography

Asaph Polonsky: Born in 1983 in Washington, D.C. but raised in Israel, Asaph Polonsky enrolled in the American Film Institute, and directed several shorts, including Ritch-Ratch ('08), In Bed at 10 PM ('10), and Samnang ('13), which played at the New York Film Festival. One Week and a Day is his first feature.