Greener Pastures


The Main 1 Sun, May 8, 2022 4:35 PM
Landmark Center Tue, May 17, 2022 7:00 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$15.00 (+$2 online fee)
Members:$10.00 (no online fee)
Student:$8.00 (box office only)
Film Info
Original Title:Sheifa lehaim
Programs:World Cinema
Jewish Interest
Release Year:2021
Runtime:88 min
Print Source:Firma Films
Director:Matan Guggenheim
Assaf Abiri
Producer:Adar Shafran
Roni Abramowsky
Moshe Edery
Cinematographer:Shai Peleg
Screenwriter:Assaf Abiri
Matan Guggenheim
Editor:Dori Teper
Composer:Ran Bagno
Principal Cast:Shlomo Baraba
Joy Rieger
Dov Glickman
Gadi Yagil
Alon Neuman


It’s the time of year when a clever humanist comedy goes over really well and we have a new one for you from busy producer Adar Shafran, the production exec responsible for Maktub (MSPIFF 2018). Widower Dov (the wonderful Shlomo Bar-Abba) moves into a nursing home but he can’t stand it. He dreams of buying back his old house and returning to live there, but he has no money since losing his post office pension and he blames the State. When he realizes that everyone in the nursing home uses state-sponsored medical marijuana, he hatches an inspired plan. Weed will be his salvation – selling it, not smoking it. He will become a cannabis entrepreneur. But when love, the police and the local mafia enter the picture, Dov finds himself at a crossroads where he has to decide whether he would be willing to risk everything for what really matters to him.

Director Biography

Born in 1977 in Jerusalem, Matan Guggenheim served in the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) before studying cinema at Tel Aviv University. He is the director of the short film “Crickets” (2004) and the feature film Paradise Cruise (2013). Greener Pastures (2021) is his most recent film.

Assaf Abiri graduated from Tel Aviv University's Tisch School of Film and Television. Greener Pastures (2021) is his feature film debut.