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GPJFF Encore Week: Shoelaces

Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival presents 


Thursday, January 10 at 8 pm

At the museum


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Directed by Jacob Goldwasser

 In this emotional Israeli family dramedy, surly mechanic Reuven (Doval’e Glickman, Big Bad Wolves) reluctantly takes in his exuberant special-needs son, Gadi (Nevo Kimchi, Footnote), after his mother’s untimely death. As Gadi becomes accustomed to life with Reuven, Reuven’s world turns upside down by his newfound obligations of supervisor and caregiver. Yet, something has awoken in Reuven since Gadi came back into his life. In discovering that he enjoys both the responsibility and affection afforded by parenthood, Reuven vows to make up for his past shortcomings before it is too late.

Thoughtful, poignant, and unexpectedly funny, SHOELACES explores the complex dynamics of adult parent-child relationships through the delicate lens of its special-needs hero.

(Narrative Feature, Hebrew with English subtitles, 1 hr 38 min, 2018)

Event type:Films & Filmmakers