Free Youth Film: Eli & Ben
Director: Ori Ravid
Country: Israel | 2008 | Feature
Duration: 89 min.
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Eli is 12 years old interested in girls and awkwardly navigating the adolescent social scene when his world is turned upside down. His father Ben, the city planner of Tel Aviv's affluent suburb Herzliya, is charged with taking bribes. Ben is taken into custody right before Eli's eyes and the news of his arrest jumps into the public's eye, making Eli's school life even more difficult than before. Eli, convinced of his father's innocence, draws on the full reserves of his mischief to see to it that his father is released. But it won't be easy; Eli faces injustice, corruption, and pretense from all sides. He must develop his own principles and learn how to stick to them. In the process, he rediscovers his father as the truly flawed human being he is and tastes the bitter sting of first love.
Youth 18 and under admitted free. All seats require a ticket.
1 Temple Street
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