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Saving Uncle Jacob

Directed by: Sivan Shtivi
70 Minutes, 2015

Sivan – the Director – sets out to quit smoking together with his Uncle Jacob, a heavy smoker whose life is in danger.
The initial plan involves recruiting the entire addicted family, but rapidly twists and turns as it becomes a more complex and eventful story. Sivan, who is about to become a father, must inevitably confront the painful memories of his father’s suicide, while Jacob’s health continues to deteriorate.
This dark-humored, smoke-filled film shares the story of a tight, loving, self-destructive family, as they reach out to smokers everywhere – active or passive…


Director: Sivan Shtivi

Producer: David Noy