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About the Film

Shoelaces tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben’s (60) kidneys are failing and his son Gadi (35), wants to donate one of his own kidney’s to help save his father’s life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi’s sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful; to become a man and stand on his own. He’s furious with the committee’s decision and sets out to fight for his right to save his father’s life.

Through the film’s portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection, and co-dependency, it manages to shed some light and question the importance of human life, human connection and if life is even possible without it either one of them.

  • 2018 Israeli Academy Ophir Awards Winner – Best Supporting Actor: Doval’e Glickman

Film Details

Category: Feature

Running Time: 98 minutes

Country: Israel

Year: 2018

Language: Hebrew

With Subtitles

Premiere: West Coast Premiere


Directors: Jacob Goldwasser

Screenwriter: Haim Marin

Producer: Marek Rozenbaum, Michael Rozenbaum, Jonathan Rozenbaum

Production companies: Transfax Films Productions

Cinematography: Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov

Editor: Itamar Goldwasser

Original score: Daniel Salomon



Gadi: Nevo Kimchi

Ruven: Doval'e Glikman

Ilana: Evelin Hagoel

Rita: Yafit Asulin

Dede: Eli Eltonyo

Yehuda: Dror Keren

Dr. Khoury: Suhel Haddad


Laemmle Town Center 5, Encino |

Wednesday November 7, 2018 | 9:30 pm

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Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts, Beverly Hills | Spotlight Screening, Sponsored By Bank Leumi USA

Thursday November 8, 2018 | 7:15 pm

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Laemmle Town Center 5, Encino |

Saturday November 17, 2018 | 7:15 pm

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Laemmle Ahrya Fine Arts, Beverly Hills | Best of the Fest - Closing Night Screening - Award Presentation to Winning films

Tuesday November 20, 2018 | 7:15 pm

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