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The Stroum Jewish Community Center announced the decision not to proceed with the Seattle Jewish Film Festival scheduled for March 19 – 29 and April 4 – 5. Options are being explored for a rescheduled film festival to take place in the summer or early fall of 2020.


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About The Film

A robbery gone wrong sends two men down drastically different paths. Shaul, recently released from prison, winds up in wartorn Southern Israel, and does not get the welcome home he expected. While his ex-partner, Nissan, a newly Orthodox rabbi, seeks absolution for his tremendous guilt during the Ten Days of Atonement between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. The popular comedy writer/performers Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon (MAKTUB, Opening Night SJFF 2018) can now add feature-film directing to their credits with this zany, crime-caper, buddy comedy set in the south of Israel near the Gaza border.

Director Bio

Co-director/writers/actors Guy Amir and Hanan Savyon are passionate and prolific storytellers. In the last 10 years together, they wrote over 280 television episodes for seven Israeli TV series as co-creators, co-writers, and co-stars. The collaborators are best known for ASFUR, SCARRED, and the Israeli blockbuster MAKTUB (SJFF 2017 Opening Night Film). Amir also appeared in Steven Spielberg's MUNICH (2005).

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Film Details:

Original Title: (Mechila מחילה)
: Guy Amir, Hanan Savyon
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Running Time: 104m
Year: 2019
Genre: Drama/Comedy


  • Crime Drama
  • Atonement
  • High Holidays
  • Forgiveness
  • Regret