• Production: Yezira Ivrit
  • Starring: Henry Daviv, Nevo Kimchi, Ruth Bruenshtein, Rami Danon, Ruth Geller, Israel Damidov, Sophia Ostrisky, Avi Berman, Akiva Eliash, Sarah Adler, Yakov Bashiri, Niv Cohen, Sasson Gabai, Stephen D. Root, Shai Sopher
  • Written By: Erez Kav-El
  • Distributed By: Menemsha Films
  • Country: Israel
  • Language: Hebrew

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Restoration (Boker Tov Adon Fidelman)

Narrative | 2011 | 115 min.
Directed by: Yossi Madmoni

70 year old Yaakov Fidelman (Sasson Gabai, The Band's Visit) hangs on with all his might to the antique restoration workshop which has been his life's work. After his long-time business partner passes away, Fidelman rejects his son Noah's idea to close the business and build an apartment complex on the site. He believes that with the help of his new apprentice Anton, he'll find a way to save his workshop, his world and his solitary way of life. When Anton falls in love with Hava, Noah's pregnant wife, the two young men compete not only over a father, but also over a woman and the baby she carries.

See more about Restoration at the Israel Film Center

Critical Acclaim

Israeli Film Academy Awards:
*Best Music

Jerusalem Film Festival:
*Best Editing
*Best Israeli Feature Film
*Best Cinematography
*Best Music

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival:
*Crystal Globe

Sundance Film Festival:
*World Cinema Screenwriting Award

Jewish Motifs International Film Festival:
*Grand Prix Award-Best Film

“'Restoration' is a tightly focused film, both in its examination of family relationships and its setting in a rapidly disappearing south Tel Aviv of old-time craftsmen in shabby shops."
--Tom Tugend, The Jewish Journal

"The story feels so real that one can imagine it continuing after the film is over."
-- Hollywood Reporter

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