|26.02. / Tuesday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 4|
|27.02. / Wednesday, 15:00 - 17:00 Theatre 5|
Death does not have to be the end. That is what Irit and Aser deeply believe in. Their son Omri was an officer in the Israeli navy who died young, before he had started a family. His parents want to use their son's semen to have a granson. Yet the law is not on their side. The documentary is a record of the parents' struggle with officials and courts, but it also depicts a regular Israeli family whose life is accompanied by the memory of the deceased.
Shirly Berkovitz was born in 1977 in Tel Aviv, Israel. After graduating in film studies from the Beit Berl Arts College, she directed and produced her first short film Blocked (2004), while her first feature documentary was the film 100% (2005). The documentary The Way Up (2009) won an honorable mention at the TLVFest LGBT Film Festival and The Good Son (2012) was screened at IDFA and many more international film festivals. Empty Room (2017) is her latest documentary.
Festivals & Awards:
Kraków Film Festival 2017; Haifa International Film Festival 2017
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