Restoration film screenshot 311.
(photo credit: Courtesy)
The Sundance independent film festival over the weekend followed the Oscars and Golden Globes in recognizing the Jewish and Israeli contribution to world cinema by handing out awards to two Israeli filmmakers.
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The world cinema dramatic screenwriting award went to Erez Kav-El for his film, Restoration. "Thank you to the shuttles in Sundance," Kav-El joked on receiving the award.
Restoration depicts the rich texture of modern Israeli society telling
the story of Yakov Fidelman who is forced to deal with his estranged son
when he discovers his antique furniture-restoration shop is in grave
Talya Lavie received an Inaugural Sundance Institute Mahindra Global
Film-making award which recognizes and supports emerging independent
filmmakers from around the world.
Her film, Zero Motivation
, is a sometimes comic, often dramatic look at
the power struggles of three female clerks over one year in an
administrative office at a remote army base in the Israeli desert.