SERET FILM FESTIVAL | 2020 UK Edition

Africa | אפריקה

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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.


  • Year
    2019
  • Runtime
    82 minutes
  • Language
    Hebrew
  • Country
    Israel
  • Premiere
    UK Premiere
  • Note
    English Subtitles
  • Director
    Oren Gerner
  • Screenwriter
    Oren Gerner
  • Producer
    Itay Akirav
  • Cast
    Meir Gerner, Maya Gerner, Oren Gerner
  • Cinematographer
    Adi Mozes
  • Editor
    Gil Vesely
  • Music
    Yuri Priymenko