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ELI & BEN



An Israeli boy wrestles with real-life ethical dilemmas and his love for his father in Eli & Ben, a bittersweet coming-of-age drama that will win the hearts of teen and adult audiences alike. Mischievous 12-year-old Eli (Yuval Shevach) has his sheltered world turned upside down after his father (Lior Ashkenazi, Walk On Water, RJFF 2006), a city architect in the upscale Herzliya community, is charged with taking bribes. News of the scandal makes its way to the school playground and national newspapers. Into this void of disillusionment steps Police Inspector Amos (Tzahi Grad), who presents sympathy but uncertain motives. Forced to question everything he believes, Eli sets out to restore the reputation of his father while navigating questions of trust and friendship. Eli & Ben features outstanding performances and the debut of writer/director Ori Ravid.

Audience Award for Best Feature Fiction, Boston Jewish Film Festival 2009.

JCC Rochester Jewish Film Festival

Thursday, July 29
2pm, JCC Hart Theatre


Director: Ori Ravid
Country: Israel
Running Time: 91 min.
Language: Hebrew w/ subtitles
Year: 2009
Genre: Narrative