event · March 31

Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia: Shoelaces

After years of separation, Gadi (Nevo Kimchi), a young man with special needs, reconnects with his estranged father (Dov Glikman), who is in need of a kidney transplant. When Gadi volunteers as a donor, a medical board denies his offer, claiming that he is not capable of making the decision. Not wishing to lose the father he has just gained, Gadi digs in to fight for his right to make his own choices. Director Jacob Goldwasser tells a tale of optimism, warmth, and love that must strive against all odds in order to be heard.

With the aim of enriching the American vision of Israeli culture and society through film, the Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia, now in its 24th season, returns to BMFI for a thought-provoking program. 

(NR) Israel – 1 hr 30 min

2018 · d. Jacob Goldwasser 

Starring Nevo Kimchi, Dov Glikman


  • Sunday, March 31, 2019 @ 7:00 pm