The Kind Words

by Shemi Zarhin

From the producers of THE FAREWELL PARTY

Three siblings joined by the death of their mother, and a revelation about the identity of their 'real' father. They set off on a quirky journey from Israel through Paris and Marseille, but ultimately into the past, and their own confusing selves.

Genre / Language / Length
Drama / French, Hebrew / 118 minutes
Original title
Hamilim Hatovot
directed by
Shemi Zarhin
produced by
Pie Films, United Films and Amerique Film
Cast
  • Rotem Zisman-Cohen
  • Roy Assaf (GOD'S NEIGHBOURS)
  • Asaf Ben-Shimon
  • Tsahi Halevi (BETHLEHEM)
  • Sasson Gabay (THE BAND'S VISIT)
  • Maurice Benichou (AMELIE, HIDDEN)
  • Louise Portal (THE BARBERIAN INVASION)
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Press Quotes

“An emotionally rich, beautifully textured family dramedy that touches on a wealth of interpersonal issues with buoyancy, charm and grace. It's one of the best films so far this year.”
LOS ANGELES TIMES

“Humor creeps in from strange sources, including a seller of funeral packages and a march through a Paris graveyard. And while not every motivation is clear, subtext isn't everything in a movie as complex and satisfying as this one.”
THE NEW YORK TIMES

“The chemistry between the siblings carries the film; they share a rich banter and subtle physical affection that feels real, built on years of shared intimacy — and this new experience of ignorance.”
VILLAGE VOICE

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