The Mandel JCC's Leonard Krieger Cleveland Jewish FilmFest -Eli and Ben
Drama, Israel, 2009, 90 minutes
Hebrew with subtitles
Director: Ori Ravid
Sunday, October 10 • 4 pm • Cedar Lee Theatre
An Israeli boy wrestles with an ethical dilemma and his love for his father in Eli & Ben, a bittersweet coming-ofage drama. Mischievous, 12-year-old Eli has his sheltered world turned upside down after his father, 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. Forced to question everything he believes in, Eli sets out to restore the reputation of his father while navigating questions of trust and friendship.