Home Port

After 30 years at sea, single dad Aharon Avital arrives home in time for the birth of his first grandchild and looks forward to living a normal life at last. He is appointed Head of the Marine Department at the Ashdod Port. Almost immediately, he clashes with Azulay, a corrupt, yet benevolent dock boss whose men admire him. Disrupting the Sephardi-Ashkenazi, generational and class status quo that has reigned at the port for years, Aharon nonetheless presses forward with his clean-up agenda. Simultaneously, he falls in love with Yelena, an attractive single mom who works as a customs official at the port. Aharon will eventually have to make a cruel choice only to discover that a much larger force—privatization—has reshuffled the cards.

  • Shmil Ben Ari (Lost Islands), Yoram Hattab (Nina’s Tragedies), Dalia Beger (Jaffa), Liron Ben-Shlush (Maya) and Eyal Rozales (Wounded Land) and Yaakov Zada Daniel (Next to Her)
  • Erez Tadmor
  • Shlomo Efrati, Erez Tadmor
  • 96 minutes
  • In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

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