Oren Gerner’s feature debut had an almost clean sweep of the awards at the Haifa Film Festival.
It is a tender and profound examination of long-standing marriage; intergenerational relationships; companionship and the sad realisation that change and old age creeps up on us all.
Starring Gerner’s own parents, Africa focusses on 68-year old Meir, recently retired. When the organisers of the local village festival decide to hand Meir’s usual role in planning the event to the local youth, his feeling of uselessness grows. In taking a journey to find a greater sense of purpose and vitality, he learns that frustration and fulfilment are there in equal measures.
Upon renting, this film will be available for your viewing from May 21 - May 30.