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Wednesday, January 24 at 7:00pm O Cinema South Beach
Streaming January 25 - February 4, 2024 Digital Screening Room

Israel | 85 minutes | 2023

The Good Person

Southeast US Premiere

Life is messy — and an artistic life in Israel all the more so. Drawing inspiration from Bertolt Brecht's play "The Good Person of Szechwan," the award-winning Israeli film The Good Person stars Moran Rosenblatt, a renowned actress known for her outstanding work in TV series like Fauda and MJFF films such as Kiss Me Kosher, Wedding Doll, and Apples from the Desert. Moran stars as Sharon, a dedicated arthouse film producer from Tel Aviv focused on creating empowering films for women. But upon returning from an international film festival, she discovers her life in complete disarray. Suddenly facing financial ruin and with no viable prospects, she reluctantly agrees to meet with a commercial producer whose artistic values clash with her own. In an unexpected twist, he proposes that she take on a project that involves resurrecting the career of Rabbi Uzi Silver (played by Rami Heuberger from Golda and Schindler’s List), an ultra-Orthodox rabbi who was once a legendary film figure but abandoned his secular lifestyle decades ago to fully embrace religion. He aspires to reenter the world of cinema by adapting the biblical epic tale of King Saul, but with an all-male film crew. Under normal circumstances, Sharon, who built her producing career on championing women and telling topical stories, would decline the offer. What follows sets the stage for the audience to make their own decisions, letting us decide which compromises are acceptable and whether art should take precedence. Filmed in rich black and white, The Good Person not only satirizes the eccentric film industry but also offers profound insights into our own lives and values.

Director's Bio

Directed by Eitan Anner

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Eitan Anner began his career writing and directing for Israeli television following his graduation from the Sam Spiegel Film & TV School. His third feature film, A Quiet Heart, premiered at MJFF 2017 and achieved critical acclaim by winning the Grand Prix at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Beyond his directorial work spanning TV series, documentaries, and feature films, he has also appeared on screen as an actor.

Cast and Credits


Eitan Anner


Eitan Anner


Guy Sahaf


Eitan Anner


Moran Rosenblatt, Rami Heuberger, Uri Gottlieb

Film Info






85 minutes


Hebrew with English subtitles
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