The Shower

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The Shower

The relationship between a father (75) and his son (43) as seen through an intimate encounter in a shower stall. Due to his illness, the father can no longer wash himself, so his son is forced to wash him. The father’s fear of loneliness and of death, the family’s sense of helplessness, and the unresolved relations between them all disappear in a tender moment of kindness, as the son helps his father in the shower.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Television Drama at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1997; Best Television Drama at Cut, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1997; Best Film and Best Director Awards at the Chile International Film Festival, 1997; Montreal International Film Festival, Canada,  1997; Montpellier, France, 1997; Special Mention at the Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, 1998; Best Short Film Award at the Uruguay International Film Festival, 1998

Director: Jorge Gurevich

Producer: Jorge Gurevich

Cinematographer: Valentin Belonogov

Editor: Hadar Friedlich

Original Soundtrack: Oded Zehavi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet TV, The Cinema Project, The National Council for Culture and the Arts, The Israel Film Center - Ministry of Trade and Industry

Musicians: Production Designer: Ariel Glazer

Cast: Yossi Yadin, Moni Moshonov, Ada Tal, Irit Gidron, Michael Moshonov

Script: Danny Horowitz

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: המקלחת

The relationship between a father (75) and his son (43) as seen through an intimate encounter in a shower stall. Due to his illness, the father can no longer wash himself, so his son is forced to wash him. The father’s fear of loneliness and of death, the family’s sense of helplessness, and the unresolved relations between them all disappear in a tender moment of kindness, as the son helps his father in the shower.

Festivals and Awards:

Best Television Drama at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1997; Best Television Drama at Cut, Tel Aviv, Israel, 1997; Best Film and Best Director Awards at the Chile International Film Festival, 1997; Montreal International Film Festival, Canada,  1997; Montpellier, France, 1997; Special Mention at the Krakow International Film Festival, Poland, 1998; Best Short Film Award at the Uruguay International Film Festival, 1998

Director: Jorge Gurevich

Producer: Jorge Gurevich

Cinematographer: Valentin Belonogov

Editor: Hadar Friedlich

Original Soundtrack: Oded Zehavi

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet TV, The Cinema Project, The National Council for Culture and the Arts, The Israel Film Center - Ministry of Trade and Industry

Musicians: Production Designer: Ariel Glazer

Cast: Yossi Yadin, Moni Moshonov, Ada Tal, Irit Gidron, Michael Moshonov

Script: Danny Horowitz

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: המקלחת

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