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Film Details

Nomination Category:

Best Performance by an Actor

Ceremony Year:

2011

Country:

Israel

Actor:

Sasson Gabay

FIDELMAN, 70, hangs on with all his might to the old workshop which has been his world.

He rejects his son’s Noah idea of closing the business and building a residential apartment building on the site. He believes that With Anton, his apprentice’s help, he’ll find a way to save his workshop, his world and his old and solitary way of life.  When Anton falls in love with Hava  – Noah’ pregnant wife, the two young men compete not only over A father, but also over A woman and the baby she carries.     Will the old man understand that his only hope for redemption is to learn to let go, admit and accept his weaknesses and the dictate of time.

About Sasson Gabay

Born in Baghdad, Iraq, on November 24th 1947, Sasson is one of the busiest, most prolific and highly respected actors working in Israeli cinema and theatre. He graduated from Tel Aviv University with a BFA  in Drama. He was a member of Mike Alfred’s Theatre Group, and for nearly four decades has been a regular on the stages of all Israeli theatres, both repertory and fringe.  Amongst his more notable performances he has taken the lead in such plays as: “Catch 22″, “Whose Afraid of Virginia Wolfe”, “The Execution”, “Rainman” and “Philomena”. He has acted in numerous Israeli and international film productions and television dramas, ranging in theme, genre and character from commercial to the abstract. Amongst many national and international prizes, awards and accolades Sasson was awarded the 2007 Best Actor prize by the European Academy and the Israeli Film and Television Academy and the 1991 Israeli- American Culture Fund Award.

 

Restoration Trailer

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FIDELMAN, 70, hangs on with all his might to the old workshop which has been his world. He rejects his son’s Noah idea of closing the business and building a residential apartment building on the site. He believes that With Anton, his apprentice’s help, he’ll find a way to save his workshop, his world and his old and solitary way of life. When Anton falls in love with Hava – Noah’ pregnant wife, the two young men compete not only over A father, but also over A woman and the baby she carries. Will the old man understand that his only hope for redemption is to learn to let go, admit and accept his weaknesses and the dictate of time.