by Amos Kollek
When Moshe left Israel for New York 20 years ago, he thought he had escaped his old life for good. But suddenly, twenty years later, the son he abandoned as an infant, comes back into his life. Now Moshe must face the consequences of his abandonment. Restless is the story of a father and son and the ever fleeting quest for redemption.
Germany / Israel / Canada / France / Belgium 2008, 100 min.
Moshe’s life seems to have hit rock bottom. His many small business ventures are going under. 20 years ago Moshe was a moderately successful poet in Israel, but never got the recognition he felt he deserved. When his son was born, he left for New York to seek his fortune and never looked back.
Tzach is a handsome young man, serving as a soldier in an elite unit of the Israeli army. After his mother’s death, Tzach finds his father’s address among some papers, and decides to contact him, unleashing years of pent up anger and resentment.
The contact with Tzach changes Moshes life, and his carefully constructed world of denial begins to crumble. Both are now on a collision course with destiny and with each other. This is a film about father and son, and the elusive quest for redemption…
|Actor / Actress||Character|
|ENTRE CHIEN ET LOUP|
|in cooperation with
||ZDF / ARTE|
|Director of Photography
||Virginie Saint Martin|
|Re- recording Mixer||Patrick Ghislain|
14.02.2008, 58th Berlin International Film Festival
Festivals / Awards (selection):
58th Berlin International Film Festival, 2008
– Award of the Gilde of German Art-House-Cinemas
Festroia Film Festival Portugal, 2008
– CICAE Jury Award
– Silver Dolphins for Best Script
Espoo Cine Finnland, 2008
Toronto International Film Festival, 2008
Warsaw IFF, 2008
Montreal Festival du nouveau cinéma, 2008
Festival of Jewish Cinema, 2008
Istanbul Film Festival, 2009