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The Farewell Party
A film by Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon

95 minutes, fiction, color, Hebrew w/ English subtitles, 2015

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Synopsis

The Farewell Party is a unique, compassionate and surprisingly funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma.

Winner of 4 Ophir Awards (the Israeli Oscars) including Best Actor for Ze’ev Revach.
Nominated for 14 Ophir Awards, including Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay and Best Actress



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Reviews

"Laugh-out-loud moments... Superb!" - Huffington Post

"The Farewell Party not only thinks the unthinkable, it laughs at the unlaughable. A comically delicate balance to the end." - Los Angeles Times

"I can't recall any film ever making me laugh and cry in complete comic and dramatic balance like The Farewell Party." - Minneapolis Star Tribune

"Always honest, graceful and funny, it explores with deep compassion its characters familial and romantic relationships. A terrific ensemble cast." - Philadelphia Inquirer

"How refreshing for a film to stare death in the face and find compassion reflected in its gaze." - St. Louis Post Dispatch

"A very funny film, as mischievous as the youth that has long since left its characters." - RogerEbert.com

"A black comedy, both witty and touching. Viewers will come out with a wide smile on their faces." - Screen International




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