America

by Ofir Raul Graizer

From the director of “The Cakemaker”. When a swimming coach from Chicago returns to Israel after 10 years of absence, a visit to a childhood friend and his fiancée will set a series of events in motion that will affect everyone's lives.

Eli is an Israeli swimming coach living in the United States. A phone call notifies him that his father, who he hasn't been in touch with, passed away. Eli reluctantly travels to Tel Aviv for the first time in 10 years to deal with the estate. On his short trip he decides to visit his childhood friend, Yotam. Yotam is running a small and beautiful flower shop in Jaffa, together with his fiancée Iris, a talented florist who, like Eli, is not in touch with her family. When Eli comes to visit the two, he will set in motion a serious of events that will affect everyone's lives. A story set between a flower shop and an ancient monastery, between a swimming pool and the Mediterranean, between life and death - and somewhere in the middle.

Genre / Language
Drama / English, Hebrew
Original title
America
directed by
Ofir Raul Graizer
director of photography
Omri Aloni (THE CAKEMAKER)
screenplay by
Ofir Raul Graizer (THE CAKEMAKER)
produced by
Laila Films in co-production with Schiwago Film and Mimesis Film
Cast
  • Oshrat Ingedashet
  • Michael Moshonov (MARY MAGDALENE)
  • Ofri Biterman
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