Come to the San Francisco Jewish Film Festival with me. We’ll see a movie and then go around the corner for pizza. Buy your tickets and meet me in line at the Roda Theater in Berkeley.
France, Israel, 2008, 99 min., French
In this entertaining romantic comedy, Alain (Gerard Depardieu) and Gisele (Fanny Ardant) are a comfortable, middle-aged Jewish French couple whose marriage needs a spark. Their son’s decision to marry a non-Jewish girl—in a church, no less—inspires them to do what other couples may only have thought about: pack up and move to Israel. That’s only the beginning of this charming and at times hilarious story of spontaneous adventures during a midlife crisis.
Watch the trailer here.
We get a short film preceding our show:
United Kingdom, 2008, 18 min
In this delightfully dark comedy of manners, Derek Jacobi stars as Sidney, a smooth-talking elderly gay man in the twilight of his life who ekes out a living as a pickpocket, robbing grieving strangers at shivas where he pawns himself off as a loving and genteel distant relative.
Date: Monday, Aug. 3
Place: Roda Theater, 2015 Addison St. Berkeley
Cost: Buy your ticket and meet me in line! Bring money for pizza.
To be sure we all meet up, let me know you’re coming and that I should keep an eye out for you.