Israel, 82m, DCP

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Screened April 29–May 5, 2022

Nominated for 7 Ophir Awards (including Best Picture) and winner of 3 Haifa International Film Festival Awards (including Best Film, Best Debut Film, and Best Actor), the touching and heartwarming film Africa finds 68-year-old Meir discovering that his 30 years of planning the annual village celebration have been summarily discarded and the job has been given to inexperienced local teens instead. In his effort to restore a sense of meaning and vitality, Meir begins to rebel against the inevitable: the betrayal of his physical body, the growing distance from his children, and the loss of relevance. Reconstructing fiction from real life, Africa is the cinematic journey of an aging parent crafted by the hands of his loving son, in this deeply personal story on reinventing oneself. A Strand Releasing release

In Hebrew with English subtitles

Official Selection: Toronto International Film Festival, San Sebastián International Film Festival

Co-sponsored by the Israel Office of Cultural Affairs, Consulate General of Israel in New York


A film by Oren Gerner