The Kind Words

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Israel | 2015 | 118 minutes | Shemi Zarhin

July 15 - 21, 2016

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thu July 21
This warm-hearted road-trip tale from Israel blends wry comedy and family drama as it follows three siblings who come together after their mother passes away and uncover a secret that sets them off on a quest across France in search of the man who may or may not be their biological father.

The sixth feature from writer-director Shemi Zarhin explores an unraveling family secret and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery that follows, and was nominated for 12 Ophir Awards (the Israeli Oscar) including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay.

  • Original Language Title: Hamilim Hatovot
  • Director: Shemi Zarhin
  • Principal Cast: Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Roy Assaf, Assaf Ben-Shimon, Tsahi Halevi, Sasson Gabai, Maurice Bénichou, Louise Portal
  • Country: Israel, Canada
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 118 minutes