MR. KAPLAN

Dir. Alvaro Brechner (98min, Uruguay/Germany/Spain, 2014)
Spanish with English Subtitles
Narrative
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

CLOSING NIGHT SPONSORED BY THE MELVIN AND ESTELLE GELMAN FOUNDATION – ELISE AND MARC LEFKOWITZ

Jacob Kaplan lives an ordinary life in Uruguay. Like many of his other Jewish friends, Jacob fled Europe for South America after World War II. But now, turning 76, he’s become rather grumpy and fed up with his community and his family’s lack of interest in its own heritage.

Becoming convinced that his German neighbor is a runaway Nazi, he secretly takes on the role of a spy – only he is no match for the forces of age. This heartwarming comedy tells the truth of life that transcends time and ideology.

Uruguay’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Academy Award.

CLOSING NIGHT
Sunday, March 1, 7:30 pm

DCJCC
1529 16th Street NW
Washington, DC

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Additional Screening
Saturday, February 21, 8:45 pm
JCC of Greater Washington (Rockville)
6125 Montrose Road
Rockville, MD

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Preview
Speaker & Events
Closing Night Reception and Audience Award announcements follow the screening.
Bio
alvaro-brechner-1Álvaro Brechner (born April 9, 1976 in Montevideo, Uruguay) is a film director, writer and film producer.

His debut feature film, Bad Day To Go Fishing has been exhibited in several prestigious festivals such as Critics Week of Cannes Film Festival. Mr. Kaplan is his second feature film.

 

Press
“Highly amusing crowd-pleaser” -The Hollywood Reporter