Films

Driver

Driver, "Lifney Hazikaron"

World Premiere

Synopsis

Director

"What is the first thing you remember?" asks the main character Ruzumny from his friends. They all tell him a story and in these first memories there is humor, sadness and longing.

The film debut from the Israeli filmmaker Yehonatan Indursky brings to us everyday stories of different people that have not been told or listened to.

Ruzumny is a driver in Bnei Brak who in the evenings drives people who need money from one wealthy member of the community to the next. The aim of the visits is to get as much money as possible. Ruzumny teaches his clients to tell stories that make listeners especially generous. In the mornings Ruzumny goes back to his 12-year daughter, makes her sandwiches and takes her to school. For some reason there are only the two of them and naturally they also have a story that needs to be told.

"Driver" is a glimpse into the life of orthodox jews, but from an angle we do not often see. Ruzumny and his friends play cards at night and plan their next frauds. Father and daughter go to strangers’ funerals and weddings only to eat lunch or dinner. The characters of this film live on the edge of righteous a community.

There are neither dramatic gestures nor long elaborate speeches. This is a sincere and human story of a father and a daughter and it touches your soul. There lies the charm of this film.

Liisi Rohumäe

 

Yehonatan Indursky

(b. 1984) studied at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, and was an editor and a columnist of orthodox newspapers. At the Jerusalem FF 2015 he won Best Director Award for his short film "The Cantor and the Sea". With Ori Elon he co-created TV-series "Shtisel" which won 10 Israeli Television academy awards for 2014. His graduation short film "Driver", participated in the Jerusalem film festival in 2011. 

 

 

Filmography

  • Lifney Hazikaron (Driver, 2017)

Schedule

23.11.2017
19:00 - 21:02
Tallinn, 
Apollo Kino Solaris
Hall 3
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 071002
Guests (2)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Cast Manuel Vardi-Elkaslassy, Cast Moshe Folkenflik
24.11.2017
19:30 - 21:22
Tallinn, 
Coca-Cola Plaza
Hall 9
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 080604
Guests (1)
Sold out
Movie guests:  Cast Manuel Vardi-Elkaslassy
26.11.2017
21:00 - 22:32
Tartu, 
Cinamon
Hall 5
Subtitles: EST
Screening code: 101903
Sold out
Screenings with guests might end later than expected.

Programme

First Feature Competition

Film info

Countries: Israel, France
Year: 2017
Duration: 92 minutes
Language: Hebrew
Director: Yehonatan Indursky
Producer: Carole Scotta
Writer: Yehonatan Indursky
DOP: Shai Goldman
Montage: Joel Alexis, Arik Leibovitch
Cast: Moshe Folkenflik, Manuel Elkaslassy Vardi
Productions: Pie Films, United King Films, Haut et Court

Synopsis

Director

"What is the first thing you remember?" asks the main character Ruzumny from his friends. They all tell him a story and in these first memories there is humor, sadness and longing.

The film debut from the Israeli filmmaker Yehonatan Indursky brings to us everyday stories of different people that have not been told or listened to.

Ruzumny is a driver in Bnei Brak who in the evenings drives people who need money from one wealthy member of the community to the next. The aim of the visits is to get as much money as possible. Ruzumny teaches his clients to tell stories that make listeners especially generous. In the mornings Ruzumny goes back to his 12-year daughter, makes her sandwiches and takes her to school. For some reason there are only the two of them and naturally they also have a story that needs to be told.

"Driver" is a glimpse into the life of orthodox jews, but from an angle we do not often see. Ruzumny and his friends play cards at night and plan their next frauds. Father and daughter go to strangers’ funerals and weddings only to eat lunch or dinner. The characters of this film live on the edge of righteous a community.

There are neither dramatic gestures nor long elaborate speeches. This is a sincere and human story of a father and a daughter and it touches your soul. There lies the charm of this film.

Liisi Rohumäe

 

Yehonatan Indursky

(b. 1984) studied at the Sam Spiegel Film and Television School, and was an editor and a columnist of orthodox newspapers. At the Jerusalem FF 2015 he won Best Director Award for his short film "The Cantor and the Sea". With Ori Elon he co-created TV-series "Shtisel" which won 10 Israeli Television academy awards for 2014. His graduation short film "Driver", participated in the Jerusalem film festival in 2011. 

 

 

Filmography

  • Lifney Hazikaron (Driver, 2017)
Scholarship of 5000 EUR from Jameson.