Drama | Israel (2016) | 100 minutes
SHOWTIME: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1:15 PM (Hebrew with English Subtitles) – Shown with Ave Maria
East Coast United States Premiere
Laughter and tears mix in this family drama that explores the hidden ways our older generation’s post –traumatic past is still shaping our lives to this day. Yehoshua, an 84 year old Holocaust survivor, discovers a cellular antenna on the roof of his two-family home. It turns out that his neighbor has rented out his part of the roof to the cell phone company. Yehoshua believes that all his ailments are caused by radiation from the antenna and his feelings escalate into obsession as he wages war with his neighbor. His wife and three grown sons are unwillingly swept into the fray, revealing their personal problems and forcing them to confront their father's shadow. Antenna is an engaging family drama sprinkled with humor that paints a picture of the Jewish mentality with both love and reproach. On another, deeper level, it reflects the political situation in Israel, and how Israeli's carry the burden of history into their private lives. This is the first feature film from veteran TV Director Arik Rotstein.
DIRECTOR: ARIK ROTSTEIN
Haifa International Film Festival - 2016 Best Editing Award; Warsaw Film Festival - Selection
Sponsors: Carolyn Rockoff, Jeanne & Kenneth Fibus