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South Florida Premiere


Directed by Jacob Goldwasser

Israel | 100 minutes | 2018

Hebrew with English subtitles

In this award-winning emotional Israeli family dramedy, surly mechanic Reuven (Doval’e Glickman, winner of Best Actor at the Israeli Ophir Awards) reluctantly takes in his exuberant adult special-needs son, Gadi (Nevo Kimchi, from MJFF 2011 Oscar-nominated film Footnote), after his ex-wife’s untimely death. As Gadi becomes accustomed to life with Reuven, Reuven’s world turns upside down from his newfound obligations of supervisor and caregiver. Yet, something has awoken in Reuven since Gadi came back into his life. In discovering that he enjoys both the responsibility and affection afforded by parenthood, Reuven vows to make up for his past shortcomings before it is too late. Thoughtful, poignant, and unexpectedly funny, Shoelaces explores the complex dynamics of adult parent-child relationships through the delicate lens of its special-needs hero.

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Jacob Goldwasser was born in Tel Aviv, Israel. He is a director and actor, known for Big Shots (1982), Over the Ocean (1991), and Max and Morris (1994). Shoelaces is Jacob’s sixth feature film.
Director Jacob Goldwasser
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2018
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status South Florida Premiere
Runtime 100 minutes
Principal Cast Nevo Kimchi, Doval’e Glickman, Evelin Hagoel, Yafit Asulin, Eli Eltonyo

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Nominated for 8 Israeli Ophir Awards including Best Film, Best Director, and Best Actor

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