EXCLUSIVE: Here is a trailer for One Week and a Day, an Israeli film about a mourning couple who deal their grief in very different ways. Writer-director Asaph Polonsky’s Hebrew-language pic screens in the Critics’ Week sidebar at Cannes this week.
A week of sitting Shiva isn’t enough for Eyal and Vicky (Shai Avivi and Evgenia Dodina), a married couple edging into the back half of middle age who just buried their 25-year-old son. A return to routine seems to be in order for Vicky, a teacher, as she finds herself back at school trying to abruptly kick out the substitute assigned in her stead. Meanwhile, shopkeeper Eyal opts for a total abdication of routine, as he steals his dead son’s bag of medical marijuana, and proceeds to get high, play ping-pong and judge air-guitar routines with his neighbor’s stoner son Zooler (Tomer Kapon).
New Europe Film Sales is bringing One Week and a Day to the Croisette. Check out the trailer and tell us what you think.