Liza hasn’t seen her son Leonid, a deserter from the army, in twelve years. Now she is flying to Russia to bring him back to Israel. Her seven days there are like a brief leave from prison. Time is limited. Nothing is trivial. And yet, during this short visit, she manages to bridge the emotional gulf that has opened between them, and awakes in Leonid a longing for his family, for Israel. What he refuses to accept is the price that he must pay for returning: a year and a half in military prison. This price seems especially high since just before his mother comes to get him, Leonid meets Natasha, a pretty hairdresser.
Wagner & Me
Enter the world of history’s most controversial composer. Actor Stephen Fry is a devoted fan of Richard Wagner’s music—and so was Hitler. Fry is Jewish and acutely aware of the complexity of his enthusiasm for Richard Wagner. Can Fry disentangle the music he loves from its poisonous links with Hitler? Featuring behind-the-scenes footage of the Bayreuth Festival, the annual festival held in Wagner’s honor and showcasing his music, and a full soundtrack of Wagner’s famous music, this film explores the life and legacy of one of the world’s most famous composers–and poses the question of if it’s possible to separate the art from the artist.