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Since separating from his wife, Aharon – now in his mid-fifties – has put his own life on hold and devoted himself entirely to raising his autistic son Uri. They live together in a gentle routine, far away from the real world. But Uri is now a young adult, and both the authorities and his mother believe that the time has come for him to move to a specialized home where he can start living more independently. En-route to the new institution, however, Aharon is overcome by doubt and decides to run away with his son, knowing deep inside that his son is not yet ready for this giant step. Or is it, in fact, Aharon himself who is not ready? Mixing gentle humour with quiet moments of tenderness, this beautifully rendered film from acclaimed Israeli director Nir Bergman is a bittersweet and life-affirming story about fatherly love and the difficulty of letting go.
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Official Selection – Cannes Film Festival 2020
Nominated – 10 Israeli Academy Awards 2020 including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor
Content Advisory: brief nudity
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