Beyond the Mountains and Hills
Directed by Eran Kolirin
David is discharged from the army after serving for 27 years. He returns to his home and family after being distanced from them for years, and tries to find himself in his new civilian life. He believes that, like his friends who retired from the military before him, he too will find his way in some managerial position in the private sector, but he has difficulties adapting to the pace of the “new Israel”, a competitive culture obsessed with success and money.
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★★★★ review by yuvalpm on Letterboxd
שנה מצוינת בקולנוע הישראלי.
סיכום הסרטים שראיתי בהקרנות האקדמיה (לפי סדר ההקרנות): הפורצת, אנשים שהם לא אני, תיקון, שבוע ויום, הכל שבור ורוקד, מעבר להרים ולגבעות.
★★★★★ review by Lior Hadar on Letterboxd
The dysfunctional life of a Jerusalem family is marvellously portrayed against the backdrop of a dysfunctional society. The film is not as dour as it sounds, with flashes of irony peppered throughout, and some unexpected lyricism. It's another winner from writer/director Eran Kolirin (The Band's Visit).
★★★½ review by Jason Castrillón on Letterboxd
buena la mezcla de los problemas del lugar con los asuntos humanos de cada uno de los personajes.
★★★★ review by Julián Chavarría on Letterboxd
★★★★ review by Isaac Montoya on Letterboxd
Sometimes, a film just comes to you by itself. It appears without any direction but your own sudden curiosity. It happened to me today and I'm glad it did, because I needed to watch a film like this. It questions family values, *confronts* our very simple minded, run-of-the-mill ethic stances... I loved it.
And that last look, that gaze at the end... Awesome.
Anyhow, I needed this. And hope someone else runs across it with the same disposition as I did.
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