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Writer/director Talya Lavie is back at the festival with another rousingly funny Israeli crowd-pleaser!
When blissful newlyweds arrive in their honeymoon suite, Eleanor (Avigail Harari) desires her wedding night to play out exactly as she had imagined – grand entrance and all. Unfortunately, Eleanor’s plans for a “perfect” honeymoon are upended once learning what her now-husband (Ran Danker) received as a wedding gift from his ex-girlfriend. Furious, she is convinced if the ring is not returned to her husband’s ex immediately, their marriage will be doomed from the start. Having witnessed both the couple’s exes flirting with one another earlier in the evening, Eleanor has a hunch where she and her resentful groom should begin their search. What starts out as a quick errand soon derails into an all-night schlep-fest through the streets of Jerusalem.
Having won the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Founder’s Award for Best Narrative Feature, as well as the Nora Ephron Prize for her record-breaking debut feature, Zero Motivation (2014), Lavie knows a lot is riding on the success of her sophomore effort. Luckily, if several highly enthusiastic crowds at the 2020 Berlinale are any indication of what’s in store for HONEYMOOD, we believe we’ll be seeing a lot more from this promising and talented director in seasons to come!
- Tribeca Film Festival