Mossad presented w/ the short film L’Dor V’Dor
8:30pm, Monday, August 24th, 2020
Parking lot opens at 7pm
Mossad broke box office records in 2019, to become Israel’s #1 comedy of the summer. The plot is hardly original – an American tech billionaire is kidnapped in Jerusalem. Mossad assigns their top agent to the case, the gorgeous Guy Moran. But of course, that’s not enough for the State Department, who send their own agent, Linda Harris, to lead the rescue operation. Inevitably, the two agents compete with each other to save the world from an international terror organization.
The plot is full on cliché, but that only adds to the fun. For director Alon Gur Ayre, there are no ‘sacred cows’ in the intelligence world, whether it be Mossad or the CIA, the KGB or MI6, all are legitimate candidates for his satirical, comic wit. In addition, the acting is convincing, the special effects superb and the comic timing – perfection.
Mossad is a sublimely absurd comedy, Python fans will adore it, but in fact – it’s a film for all of us who yearn to escape, for a short while at least, Covid 19, and the grinding uncertainty and anxiety of our current lives.
Ruthi Wicks Selection Jury
Director: Alon Gur Arye
Language: Hebrew w/ English Subtitles
Runtime: 95 minutes
L’Dor V’Dor (this film will be screened first)
A father and son face a cultural conflict that threatens to end their relationship. A conversation between a father, who is worrying that his adult son has lost his religious and cultural identity, and the son, who is anticipating momentous changes in his life; committing to a life partner and becoming a parent. He worries his father cannot relate to the changing times especially as the beliefs of the two generations seem to be diametrically opposed. This Canadian short film is deeply touching.
Sandie Bornstein Selection Jury
Director: Michael Tobin
Runtime: 17 minutes