The Kind Words
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