“The Kind Words” to Screen in San Diegoby Caline Chitayat July 28, 2016
In the wake of their mother’s death, three Jewish Israeli adult siblings discover that the man who raised them is not their biological father. This is the storyline of “The Kind Words,” an Israeli dramedy directed by Shemi Zarhin.
“I have only kind words for ‘The Kind Words,’ an emotionally rich, beautifully textured family dramedy that touches on a wealth of interpersonal issues with buoyancy, charm and grace,” says Gary Goldstein in a Los Angeles Times review. “It’s one of the best films so far this year.”
The film follows Dorona (Rotem Zissman-Cohen), Netanel (Roy Assaf) and Shai (Assaf Ben-Shimon) as they embark on a journey from Jerusalem to Paris and then to Marseilles, in order to learn the truth about their real father.
Zarhin, who also wrote the screenplay, has created many award-winning films in Israeli cinema, including “Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi” (2003), “Aviva, My Love” (2006) and “The World is Funny” (2012).
The nonprofit North Park movie theater Digital Gym Cinema will screen “The Kind Words” from July 29 through Aug. 4, with two show times each day. The film has been nominated for 12 Israeli Academy Awards.
Tickets can be purchased online or by calling 619.230.1938.