Wednesday, January 11, 2012

New York Jewish Film Festival Spotlight: Mabul

The 21st Annual New York Jewish Film Festival, taking place January 11th-26th, is presented by the Jewish Museum and the Film Society of Lincoln Center. Movies with Abe has the pleasure of offering a look at a number of the films being shown.

Directed by Guy Nattiv
Screening January 11th at 1pm, 6pm, and 8:45pm

This Opening Night Selection is a light but layered drama that tells the story of young Yoni, a thirteen-year-old boy desperate to grow up. Preparing to read the portion of Noah on his Bar Mitzvah, Yoni is distracted by taking diet supplements, wanting his voice to change, doing his homework for all of the other kids in school, and the unexpected return of his autistic brother from an institution. “Mabul,” which translates to “The Flood,” is a fun take on the theme of morality and good and bad people, with Yoni as its increasingly endearing protagonist. It’s an enjoyable and affirming tale of one boy’s unlikely and unconventional path to adulthood.

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