Peter the Third
With joyous honesty, transcending age, this comedy reveals a fascinating cross-section of Israeli culture. Peter is a customer of Alona in a Tel Aviv café and both are romantically and professionally dissatisfied. Peter, 65, an actor and widower, plots with his cadre of aging Romanian cynics, to start a new political party with the single goal of improving the lives of Widows and Widowers. Alona, a struggling writer aged 28, agrees to help Peter get elected to the Knesset, removing them both from loneliness, but challenging them to move on with their lives. Genuine and endearing performances by its lead actors and superb ironic comic writing make this deeply generous film a non-stop pleasure.
Closing night reception follows the film. Ticket price includes the film and reception.
“Warm and soulful comedy.” -Israeli Film Center
Comedy / Dir: Tommy Lang / Starring: Robert Hoenig, Dana Yadlin, Nathan Nathansohn / 2015 Israel / Hebrew w/English subtitles / 81 min
Miami JFF, Australia International JFF, Toronto JFF; Edmonton Jewish Film Festival 2016; Vancouver Jewish Film Festival 2015; St. Louis Jewish Film Festival 2016