Israeli Film Festival: By Summer’s End (2011)

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

Alliance Francaise de Bangalore


Drama, 95 min
Director: Noa Haroni

It is the summer of 1978, a month to go until the Camp David peace accords, but Michal is not worried by world affairs. Her 7 year old daughter Maya has yet to learn how to read and write and her teacher wants to hold her back a year. Michal rises to the occasion and vows that by the end of the summer Maya will read write and move on to the next grade. But this summer is set to be full of surprises for the family. Michal’s father, Haim, who has been missing for twenty years, suddenly returns, and brings with him the family’s dark past and hidden secrets. By summer’s end Michal and her sister Naomi will have to deal with the past they have tried so hard to bury and the painful, yet liberating process will eventually lead them onto a new path.

Jury Special Mention, the Rehovot Women’s International Film Festival 2011
Israel Film Center in New York Distribution Award, Haifa International Film Festival 2011

Original Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English