Crystal Globe ~ Best Film
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival
Beautiful, mysterious, tragic and hopeful...'America' reminded of the independent films of the 1970s, in particular the films of the French New Wave.



Eli is an Israeli swimming coach living in Chicago. A phone call notifies him that his father, who he has not been in touch with, passed away. Eli reluctantly travels to Tel Aviv for the first time in 10 years to deal with the estate. On his short trip, he decides to visit his childhood friend, Yotam, who used to swim with Eli when they were young. However, Yotam has left swimming long ago. He is running a small and beautiful flower shop in Jaffa, together with his fiancée Iris, a talented florist who, like Eli, is not in touch with her family. When Eli comes to visit the two, he will set in motion a series of events that will affect everyone’s lives. A story set between a flower shop and an ancient monastery, between a swimming pool and the Mediterranean, between life and death - and somewhere in the middle.

"A colorful, affecting Israeli melodrama... should resonate warmly with the same audience that made "The Cakemaker" an arthouse sleeper." - Guy Lodge, Variety

WINNER - Best Actress (Oshrat Ingedashet) | Jerusalem Film Festival
WINNER - Audience Award | Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival
WINNER - Critics Jury Prize | Miami Jewish Film Festival
Not Rated
Drama, Romance
Hebrew, English
Ofir Raul Graizer
Ofir Raul Graizer
Oshrat Ingadashet, Michael Moshonov, Ofri Biterman
Nominee, Crystal Globe ~ Best Film, Karlovy Vary International Film Festival

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