Mandel JCC's Leonard Krieger Cleveland Jewish FilmFest - Shiva
(Israel, 2008, 103 minutes Hebrew/French with English subtitles Director: Ronit Elkabetz)
Tuesday, October 20, 7:30 pm, Cedar Lee Theatre
A large Moroccan family crowds into one home for seven days of mourning in 1991, when Israel is under daily missile attacks in the midst of the first Gulf War. The claustrophobic intensity is a catalyst for more than just emotional support and communal grief as siblings air old and new wounds. A week condensed to 103 minutes gives viewers a compelling close-up of a family’s love and anguish.