Restoration

 

Film Info

Country Israel
Language Hebrew
Year of Release 2012
Running Time 105 minutes

Crew

Director Joseph Madmony
Producer Chaim Sharir
Screenplay Erez Kav-El
Director of Photography Boaz Yehonatan Yacov
Original Score Avi Belleli
Editor Ayala Bengad
Line Producer Hillel Roseman
Sound Design Aviv Aldema
Production Designer Yoav Sinai

Cast

Yaakov Fidelman Sasson Gabai
Anton Henri David
Noah Fidelman Nevo Kimhi
Hava Sarah Adler

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Synopsis

A triangle of fatherhood ties, a triangle of love.

70 year old Yaakov Fidelman (Sasson Gabai, The Band's Visit) hangs on with all his might to the  antique restoration workshop which has been his life's work. After his long-time business partner passes away, Fidelman rejects his son Noah's idea to close the business and build an apartment complex on the site.  He believes that with the help of his new apprentice Anton, he'll find a way to save his workshop, his world and his solitary way of life.

When Anton falls in love with Hava, Noah's pregnant wife, the two young men compete not only over a father, but also over a woman and the baby she carries.

Will the old man understand that his only hope for redemption is to learn to let go, admit and accept his weaknesses and the dictate of time?

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"The Island President" and "Restoration" at the 2011 Toronto International Film Festival

Menemsha Films is proud to present two films at this year's Toronto International Film Festival: The Island President, a stunning documentary from director Jon Shenk (making its World Premiere at TIFF), and Restoration, an award-winning Israeli drama from director Joseph Madmony.

Menemsha represents Restoration at TIFF as its North American distributor, and The Island President as its North American sales agent.

Continue reading for screening times, links and more information about these incredible films.

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"Restoration" Nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards

“It’s been another excellent year for Israeli film,” said Marek Rozenbaum, President of the Israel Academy for Film and Television, as he announced the films nominated for this year’s Ophir Awards, the highest honors given by the Israeli film industry. Among them is the internationally-acclaimed drama Restoration, from director Joseph Madmony, which was nominated for an incredible 11 Ophir Awards!

Restoration has been nonimated for:
- Best Feature Film (Chaim Sharir, producer)
- Best Director (Joseph Madmony)
- Best Actor (Sasson Gabai)
- Best Supporting Actor (Henri David)
- Best Supporting Actress (Sarah Adler)
- Best Cinematography (Boaz Yehonatan Yacov)
- Best Screenplay (Erez Kav-El)
- Best Editing (Ayala Bengad)
- Best Production Design (Yoav Sinai)
- Best Original Music (Avi Belleli)
- Best Soundtrack (Oleg Kaiserman, Aviv Aldema, Israel David)

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"Restoration" Named Best Film of Jerusalem Film Festival, Wins Four Awards

The Israeli feature Restoration, from director Joseph Madmony, has been named the Best Film of the 2011 Jerusalem Film Festival, which took place July 7-16 at the Jerusalem Cinematheque. Restoration also took home awards for Editing, Music and Cinematography!

The jury awarded the Haggiag Award for Best Full-Length Feature Film, in the amount of NIS 100,000, to director Joseph Madmony and producer Chaim Sharir for the film Restoration "For its exploration of fatherhood in its many manifestations – tender, angry and finally hopeful – in a highly original and moving context."

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Reviews

The Jewish Week NY

"Restoration is a powerful film about intergenerational conflict and loyalty, one of the best films to play the festival in several years. Madmony works magic... you are immediately aware that this master craftsman is being depicted by a filmmaker who is his equal."

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The Jerusalem Report

"In Restoration, a new award-winning Israeli film, characters are lit like Rembrandt subjects and exposed like Shakespearean characters."

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Awards

Winner - Grand Prix Award for Best Film
Golden Warsaw Phoenix
Jewish Motifs International Film Festival 2012 - Warsaw, Poland

Nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards!
- Best Feature Film
- Best Director (Joseph Madmony)
- Best Actor (Sasson Gabai)
- Best Supporting Actor (Henri David)
- Best Supporting Actress (Sarah Adler)
- Best Cinematography (Boaz Yehonatan Yacov)
- Best Screenplay (Erez Kav-El)
- Best Editing (Ayala Bengad)
- Best Production Design (Yoav Sinai)
- Best Original Music (Avi Belleli)
- Best Soundtrack (Oleg Kaiserman, Aviv Aldema, Israel David)

Winner of Four Awards!
- Best Feature Film
- Best Editing (Ayala Bengad)
- Best Music (Avi Belleli)
- Best Cinematography (Boaz Yehonatan Yacov)
Jerusalem Film Festival 2011

Winner - Best Film
Grand-Prix Crystal Globe Award
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2011

Official Selection
2011 Toronto International Film Festival

Winner - Dramatic Screenwriting Award
2011 Sundance Film Festival

Official Selection
World Cinema Dramatic Competition
2011 Sundance Film Festival

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