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Praise from Israel’s leading critics
“With an uncompromising realistic style and a total lack of melodrama or sentimentality, Bar Ziv’s estimable film describes the routine of life besides Omri and the routine of Omri’s care.
On the surface Bar Ziv does not seem to criticize the situation which brought Omri’s injury, but this omission is exactly what stresses how these events have become a routine of the Israeli existence, and this, in turn, supports the reality of the film itself. A clever and elegant film about the resilience of of life. Well written and directed in the right tempo . A sober and accurate performance by Sharon Bar Ziv and Keren Mor.” Uri Klein, Haaretz.
“Bar Ziv’s purposeful evasion of discussing the reasons for the soldier’s injuries, turns the film into apolitical and direct film.”
Meir Schnitzer, Maariv
“A collection of intimate moments, directed and acted with accuracy, shifting from the emotional to the humorous and the absurd. Not one of these moments tries to take us beyond the quiet banality of pain and hope.
Like in his former film, Room 514, here too the restricted and dense space becomes a central character, an emotional ground, stressing the isolation of the parents from the outside world, and the loss of the sense of time passing by.”
Dr Shmulik Duvdevani, Ynet
“The ensemble cast, in which every actor is excellent in their own right, contributes to the intensity and authenticity of the film. Sharon Bar Ziv himself in the role of the father is constantly shifting in the emotional scale stretching between worry and bitter smiles, while trying to maintain his sanity and routine. Keren Mor in the role of the mother uses her wonderful ability to reconstruct life in its bitterest moments".
The talented Bar Ziv succeeds in inserting a positive Israeli spirit in his accurate texts and immense humane sensitivity, no less so than in Nanni Moretti’s films, in whose steps Bar Ziv seems to be following.”
Gidi Orsher, a solid TV and Radio film critic