Shoelaces (Srohim)

Israel | NR | 98 min | Hebrew


Michigan Theater - Screening Room Wed, May 15 8:00 PM
Part of the Jewish Film Festival
Event Info
Film Section:World Narrative
Ann Arbor
Sponsored By:Sponsored by Jewish Family Services of Washtenaw County
Audience Award:Yes
Film Info
Release Year:2018
Run Time (in minutes):98
Production Country:Israel
Subtitles:with English subtitles
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Jacob Goldwasser


Part of the Jewish Film Festival!Enter the complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben’s (60) kidneys are failing and his son Gadi (35), wants to donate one of his own kidney’s 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.