Carole Zabar Center for Film

Forgive Me Film-a-thon 2023: KIPPUR and THE TENTH MAN

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Forgive Me Film-a-thon is an alternative way to experience Yom Kippur, designed for those of us who find it easier to reflect with thoughtful movies and treat movie theaters as our temples.

To view the two films (details below), please register above and visit Israel Film Center STREAM. These films will be available for FREE starting Sun, Sep 24 at noon, through Yom Kippur, and ending Tue, Sep 26 at noon. A discount code will be sent to the registrant's email.

The Tenth Man

Dir. Daniel Burman

(Narrative, Comedy, 2016, 80 min)

Award-winning director Daniel Burman returns with The Tenth Man, a well-observed comedy that wrestles with notions of identity, home and the intricacies of the father son relationship. After years away, Ariel returns to Buenos Aires seeking to reconnect with his father Usher, who has founded a charity foundation in Once, the city’s bustling Jewish district where Ariel spent his youth. In the process of trying to meet his father and getting entangled in his charitable commitments, Ariel also reconnects with his own Jewish roots.


Dir. Amos Gitai

(Drama, 2000, 110 min)

Based on director Amos Gitai’s own experiences as a member of a helicopter rescue crew during the 1973 Yom Kippur War, this story is told from the perspective of Israeli soldiers. We are led by Weinraub and his friend Ruso on a day that begins with quiet city streets, but ends with death, destruction and devastation of both body and mind. Various scenes are awash in the surreal, as Weinraub’s head hangs out over a rescue helicopter’s open door, watching with tranquil desperation as the earth passes beneath, the overpowering whir of the blades creating a hypnotic state. It is not a traditional blood, guts and glory film. There are no battle scenes or glorious deaths; only the rescue crew trying to pick up the pieces.