ONE WEEK ONLY! STREAMING THURS. OCT. 23-30 Israeli director Nir Bergman's tender drama about a protective father's road trip w/his autistic son. Nominated for 9 Ophirs, winning 4 Israeli "Oscars."
Israeli filmmaker/auteur Nir Bergman returns with this tender drama about a protective father’s road trip with his autistic son and the anguish of separation. Uri (Noam Imber) is too old to continue living with his father Aharon (Shai Avivi), a stubborn divorcé and Uri’s loving caregiver. Their cocooned, codependent situation is upended when Uri’s mother insists he enter a specialized facility to attain independence. Deeply reluctant to let go, Aharon escapes with Uri on an adventure-filled, often humorous trek. But with time catching up, both men must learn how to say goodbye. An official selection of the 2020 Cannes Film Festival. Suffused with emotion and graced by deeply felt performances, this life-affirming buddy film was nominated for nine Israeli Academy Awards, with wins for Best Director,
Screenplay, Actor and Supporting Actor.
ABOUT THE DIRECTOR: Nir Bergman was born in Haifa, Israel in 1969. He graduated with honors from the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School in Jerusalem on June 1998. He is best known for BROKEN WINGS (2002) and as the creator of "In Treatment" (B'Tipul), Israel's TV series. Watch Mill Valley Film Festival interview about HERE WE ARE: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dSvrzQ6nRqQ
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