SJFF+ Virtual Cinema | FORGIVENESS

STREAMS SEPT 8-24: A robbery gone wrong sends two men down drastically different paths in this poignant, zany mix of comedy, caper, and compassion that takes place during Yom Kippur (available for 72hrs after hitting "play").

  • Guy Amir and Hanon Savyon
  • 2019
  • Hebrew w/English subtitles
  • Israel
  • 104 minutes
  • R
  • A robbery gone wrong sends two men down drastically different paths. Recently released from prison, Shaul winds up in war-torn southern Israel but does not get the welcome home he expected. Meanwhile, his former partner-in-crime, Nissan, a newly Orthodox rabbi, seeks absolution for his tremendous guilt during the Days of Atonement between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The popular comedy writers/performers Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon (MAKTUB, SJFF 2018 Opening Night) can now add feature-film directing to their credits with this zany, comedic crime-caper about compassion set near the Gaza border. 

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Seattle Jewish Film Festival (SJFF) is one of the largest and longest-running film festivals in the Pacific Northwest and one of the largest Jewish film festivals in the country. A cornerstone program of the Stroum Jewish Community Center (SJCC) and its Arts + Ideas program, each spring SJFF brings people together from across Washington State—and virtually around the globe—to celebrate and showcase the vibrancy and diversity of Jewish and Israeli life through cinema. Year-round, SJFF and SJCC Arts + Ideas present film and performing arts programs—in person and virtually—to build connections, unlock perspectives, engage the community, and uplift the human spirit. Follow Arts + Ideas and the Seattle Jewish Film Festival on Facebook / Twitter (@SeattleJFF) and Instagram (@sjcc.arts). Tickets and more information at |