The Ceremony

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The Ceremony

At 80 years of age, Colonel David Rokni prepares to command the national ceremony on Israel’s Independence Day. Just like in each of the last 30 years, he goes through an arduous series of training, routine formation and foot drills for the traditional military parade – a job of which no other person is capable.
A week before the ceremony, a disaster strikes unexpectedly. For the first time Rokni has to cope with an unfamiliar situation during a ceremony that transforms his life.

Festivals and Awards:

Audience Award, Docaviv Film Festival, 2013; Moscow Jewish Film Festival, 2013; Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2013

Director: Avi Weissblei, Eliran Knoller

Producer: Avi Weissblei

Production Company: Amoraim Films

Cinematographer: Eliran Knoller

Editor: Tamir Avidor

Original Soundtrack: Amit Poznansky

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Doco

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: הטקס

At 80 years of age, Colonel David Rokni prepares to command the national ceremony on Israel’s Independence Day. Just like in each of the last 30 years, he goes through an arduous series of training, routine formation and foot drills for the traditional military parade – a job of which no other person is capable.
A week before the ceremony, a disaster strikes unexpectedly. For the first time Rokni has to cope with an unfamiliar situation during a ceremony that transforms his life.

Festivals and Awards:

Audience Award, Docaviv Film Festival, 2013; Moscow Jewish Film Festival, 2013; Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2013

Director: Avi Weissblei, Eliran Knoller

Producer: Avi Weissblei

Production Company: Amoraim Films

Cinematographer: Eliran Knoller

Editor: Tamir Avidor

Original Soundtrack: Amit Poznansky

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Yes Doco

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: הטקס

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