Bruria Albeck as Relly. Shira Geffen , Etgar Keret. Tsipor Aizen as Tamar. In this 60th-year celebration of Israel, this film feels like the whole country. Batya is one of the servers at the wedding reception of Keren, a young bride who breaks her leg in trying to escape from a locked toilet stall, which ruins her chance at a romantic honeymoon in the Caribbean. Unrated 1h 18min Drama 28 June Israel.
Hebrew English Tagalog German. And like the invertebrate that is its namesake, the film is by turns beautiful, stinging and rather shapeless. The humor of exaggeration and absurdity that characterizes Etgar Keret’s short stories is evident here, though he takes credit only as director. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. In her private life, Joy struggles with geographical estrangement from her young son — who still resides in the Philippines — and remains completely aware of the irony that she’s caring for nonfamilial dependents but virtually abandoning her own flesh and blood. Richard Nilsen-Arizona Republic A little piece of cinematic poetry. A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son’s desolate military post.
Butler-Kansas City Star Light on its feet, deeply human, and fresh in style, this French-Israeli co-production serves up an engaging tale about a group of women struggling with daily life in contemporary Tel Aviv.
Edit Details Official Sites: Shosha Goren as Tikva. These are five stories about the everyday life in Ajami. Moira MacDonald-Seattle Times Keret and Geffen observe situations with such a low-key, spaced-out humor that moments in which their depressed characters finally reach for human connection sneak up on you with unexpected emotion.
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Batya is one of the servers at the wedding reception of Keren, a young bride who breaks her leg in trying to escape from a locked toilet stall, which ruins her chance at a romantic honeymoon in the Caribbean.
Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Ed Scheid-Boxoffice Magazine There are sharply observed moments of social intercourse and a nice current of realistic honesty.
One of the guests is Joy, a Philippine chore woman attending the event with her employer, and who doesn’t speak any Hebrew she communicates mainly in Englishand who is guilt-ridden after having left her young son behind in the Philippines.
Zaza is a year old Israeli bachelor, handsome and intelligent, and his family wants to see him married. Shira GeffenEtgar Keret. Shira Geffen as Receptionniste. Jason McBride-Globe and Mail Most of the first frer passes without much more forward motion than its namesake. Tsipor Aizen as Tamar.
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Audible Download Audio Books. Related News Tribeca unveils feature line-up by Amber Wilkinson – Add the first question. Trivia During a screening of the film in Albany, New York, inco-director Etgar Keret stated that the title of the film is a reference to the fact that jellyfish drift in the sea and do not have much control over their fate or direction.
Natasha Geffen as La petite fille. Richard Nilsen-Arizona Republic A little piece of cinematic poetry. Gera Sandler as Michael. May 24, Wide Genre Movie: Edit Storyline Meduzot the Hebrew word for Jellyfish tells the story of three very different Israeli women living in Tel Onlihe whose intersecting stories weave an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life.
Ajami is the religiously mixed community of Muslims and Christians in Tel Aviv. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a young child apparently abandoned at a local beach.
Nenita Flores Dela Torre Assi Dayan as Eldad. And in yet frew substory, Malka Zaharira Harifaione of Joy’s octogenarian clients, gripes and moans about her own actress daughter’s participation in an “experimental” version of Hamlet but demonstrates her own ability to reassure and encourage Neduzot.
Joy as Ma-nenita De Latorre. Popular Shows All About Ann: Malka Rest of cast listed alphabetically: May 18, Wide Genre Movie: A troubled family must face the facts when something goes terribly wrong at their son’s desolate military post.
In her private life, Joy struggles with geographical estrangement from her young son — who still resides in the Philippines — and remains completely aware of the irony that she’s caring for nonfamilial dependents but virtually abandoning her own flesh and blood.
Jon Frosch-The Stranger Seattle, WA This festival favourite has moments of promise but Jellyfish is lacking, has an unwillingness to completely contextualize the women in this contemporary setting Dan Jardine-Cinemania Explores modern-day loneliness and alienation in Tel Aviv.
But when I ask myself what it is that these women in the movie want, I come up with bubkes.
Dennis Schwartz-Ozus’ World Movie Reviews A large number of idiosyncratic and deadpan supporting characters provides amusement around dispirited women floating through sweetly satisfying meanderings. Ilanit Ben-Yaakov as Galia. Affording equal emphasis to each tale, Keret and Geffen first hone in on Batya Sarah Adlera young woman employed as a caterer, whose firm places onlone emphasis on weddings.
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