Dir. Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon (93min, Israel, 2014)
Hebrew with English Subtitles
A compassionate dark comedy about friendship and knowing when to say goodbye. A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend.
When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with an emotional dilemma. Winner of Best Cinematography and Best Actor, 2015 Ophirs.
“[W]e discovered that when the body fails and the mind remains lucid, self-irony and humor remain the best way to cope with the prospect of death.” -Tal Granit and Sharon Maymon
Co-presented by Gather The Jews.
Sharon Maymon was born in Ramla, Israel. His debut feature as co-director was A Matter of Size. He has since collaborated with Tal Granit on the short film Laharog Dvora and the feature Summer Vacation.