Israeli Film Festival: Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003)

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Date(s) - 21/07/2014
6:30 pm

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore


Drama, 94 min. Director: Shemi Zarhin
bonjour monsieurSynopsis Shlomi is a 17-year-old boy who has unwittingly become the most important member of his household — with his mildly-paranoid father divorced from his mother, busy supporting the family as a nurse. Shlomi cheerfully looks after his aging grandfather, cooks the meals, keeps tabs on his brother, Doron, and tries to keep the house clean. With so much going on, Shlomi doesn’t have much time for (or interest in) his schoolwork, and he’s more preoccupied with his girlfriend Tehila and his efforts to move their relationship to the next level; however, Shlomi’s math teacher discovers that Shlomi has a rare gift for working with numbers and is eager to transfer him to another school where he can hone this talent. But Shlomi’s family resists the idea, partly because they’re not sure if he can do the work and partly because they don’t want to see the family’s anchor go away. Awards Israeli Film Academy, Nominated Best Film, 2003 Festróia – Tróia International Film Festival, 2004 Gifoni Film Festival, Golden Griphon, 2004 Valladolid International Film Festival, Audience Award, 2004 San Diego JFF, Audience Award, 2005
Original Languages: Hebrew
Subtitles: English