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After Eyal and his wife, Vicky, finish sitting Shiva after the death of their son, they find that returning to their daily routine is a stranger ordeal than either of them could have ever imagined in this thoughtful, often funny, and heartwarming meditation on loss and moving forward.
As Eyal finishes the traditional Jewish week of mourning for his late son, his wife Vicky urges him to return to their routine — but just because the shiva has ended doesn’t mean it’s life as usual. Each coping in their own way, Eyal and Vicky both attempt to regain a sense of control over their future, as they struggle to discover that there are still things in life worth living for. Asaph Polonsky’s debut feature ONE WEEK AND A DAY provides a nuanced perspective on loss that is humorous, touching, and above all else, life affirming.
“Tears of laughter and tears of grief are both in abundant supply in Asaph Polonsky’s uproariously funny and heart-wrenchingly moving ONE WEEK AND A DAY.” – The Wrap
“The strength of Asaph Polonskys debut feature is that it’s actually a bittersweet comedy-drama in which the pain is as real as the frequent chuckles.” – The Hollywood Reporter
“A sweet and subdued look at the absurdity of life after death.” IndieWire
“Asaph Polonsky’s moving, deceptively simple film ONE WEEK AND A DAY looks at that supremely difficult day after the shiva ends.” – The Jerusalem Post
“Polonsky resists easy sentimentalisation…the moments of stillness have real potency.” – Screen International
Runtime: 98 minutes
Director: Asaph Polonsky
Languages: Hebrew w/ English subtitles
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