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28.06.2022 - 20:30 / High Synagogue, ul. Józefa 38, Kraków (basement hall)

“Shoelaces”, dir. Jacob Goldwasser, Israel 2018, 98’ – HE, subtitles: PL

“Shoelaces” tells the story of the complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. 60-year-old Reuben’s kidneys are failing and his son Gadi (35) wants to donate one of his own kidneys to help save his father’s life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi’s sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful; to become a man and stand on his own. He’s furious with the committee’s decision and sets out to fight for his right to save his father’s life. Through the film’s portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection and codependency, it manages to shed some light and question the importance of human life, human connection and if life is even possible without either one of them.

“The Space of an Image: A Series of Films on Jewish Themes”
Partner: Warsaw Jewish Film Festival, Camera of David Foundation
The screenings are part of the Israeli Embassy Film Club