Henry David, Nevo Kimhi Restoration 521.
(photo credit: Courtesy Biran TIKSHORET)
AS “RESTORATION” OPENS, Yaakov Fidelman, a worldweary man in his sixties, is
varnishing a piece of antique furniture in a dimly lit workshop in Tel Aviv’s
Florentine neighborhood.Fidelman’s hands move relentlessly, almost
violently, as they work away at the aged wood. The camera dwells on his hands
and face, suggesting the close proximity from which we will follow him
throughout the unfolding story.