Good Morning Son


Spotlight Film

Thursday, November 14, 2019
7 PM @ Ritz East

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General Admission: $15 | Seniors: $13 | *Students: $6

*Because student ID is required, tickets may only be purchased in-person.

Director: Sharon Bar-Ziv
Genre: Narrative Feature
Country: Israel
Year: 2018
Running Time: 1 hr 21 min
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles

Sponsored by: Larry and Cindy Rappoport

Philadelphia Premiere
Ori, a young IDF soldier, is critically injured during a botched military operation in Gaza. He lies comatose, clinging to his life with his family by his bedside. David (Sharon Bar-Ziv) and Naomi (Keren Mor) have always thought of Ori as a fighter. Although they acknowledge it will take some time, deep down they believe their son will eventually come around. Especially close with Ori, David refuses to leave his side. He sleeps at the hospital and speaks to Ori around the clock, should he suddenly awake and hear his father’s voice. During a rehabilitation process that stretches out for months, family, friends, doctors, and therapists come together in support of Ori’s recovery.

GPJFF alumnus Sharon Bar-Ziv (Room 514) expertly directs and stars in this sensitive portrait of a family in the throes of trauma. Filled with heartbreak, humor, and hope, GOOD MORNING SON continues the director’s penchant for shooting penetrating dramatic narrative in tight, contained spaces. Choosing not to rely on sweeping establishing shots or multiple locations to build tension and anticipation in his stories, he instead concentrates on the language of faces, gestures, and movement within the frame. His filmmaking style aims a spotlight on his characters and the actors who bring their inspirational stories of human resilience to life.

Special Guest:

  • Amir Bogen | Film Journalist for Tablet Magazine and Editor, Writer, and Film Critic for Ynetnews


Official Selection:

  • Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
  • Haifa International Film Festival
  • Jerusalem Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival