One Week and a Day

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    One Week and a Day

    Shavua ve Yom

    Directed by

    Israel

    2016

    98 min

    • Hebrew

    Drama

    Karlovy Vary IFF

    When Eyal completes the traditional Jewish week of mourning for his late son, his wife urges him to return to their daily routine. Instead, he gets high with a young neighbour and sets out to discover that there are still things in his life worth living for.

    Awards

    • Gan Foundation Award - La Semaine de la Critique
    • Best Israeli Feature, Best First Film, Best Script, FIPRESCI Award (Best Israeli Debut) - Jerusalem FF
    • Breakthrough Audience Award First Runner-Up - AFI FEST
    • Best Debut - UK International Jewish FF
    • Special Jury Prize - Brussels Mediterranean FF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Shai Avivi
    Evgenia Dodina
    Tomer Kapon
    Sharon Alexander
    Uri Gvariel
    Carmit Mesilati-Kaplan
    Alona Shauloff
    Screenplay
    Asaph Polonsky
    Cinematography
    Moshe Mishali
    Editing
    Tali Halter Shenkar
    Music
    Tamar Aphek
    Ran Bagno
    Production
    BLACK SHEEP FILM PRODUCTIONS LTD.
    Sales
    NEW EUROPE FILM SALES

    Press

    A bittersweet comedy-drama in which the pain is as real as the frequent chuckles.

    Boyd van Hoeij, The Hollywood Reporter

    Polonsky resists easy sentimentalisation [and] moments of stillness have real potency.

    Wendy Ide, Screen Daily

    Asaph Polonsky

    Asaph Polonsky

    Israel

    Born in Washington DC 1983, Asaph was raised In Israel where he directed, wrote and independently produced two shorts films ZIPPER and IN BED AT 10 P.M. Asaph also directed award-winning music videos, worked in various television projects and was awarded the Irwin and Sheila Allen Scholarship and an America-Israel Cultural Foundation Scholarship. Asaph has recently graduated the director’s track at the AFI in Los Angeles and with his thesis film SAMNANG which received the prestigious Technicolor Student Grant. In 2016, his feature film ONE WEEK AND A DAY was selected for the Semaine de la Critique in Cannes.

    Selected Filmography