The Kind Words

Follows three brothers who are going to discover the greatest secret of their late mother. This trip is going to change their lives.


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  • ★★★★ review by marisa on Letterboxd

    A lovely film about family and what it means to be one. Rotem Zissman-Cohen is stunning as Dorona, and I hope I’m able to find more movies with her in them. I’m not thrilled with the ending, but that’s my own personal preference, not a statement about the quality of the ending or anything like that. I just like something with a little more closure. Overall, I highly recommend!

  • ★★★½ review by Brandon Kirby on Letterboxd

    3.5 Stars out of 4

  • ★★★½ review by Steven Cohen on Letterboxd

    A road movie of a different sort from the one on display in Our Kind of Traitor, The Kind Words follows three Israeli siblings, Dorona (Rotem Zissman-Cohen), Netanel (Roy Assaf), and Shai (Assaf Ben-Shimon), as they search France for the truth about their parentage in the wake of their mother's death. There are some touching moments and some nice compositions by director Shemi Zarhin and cinematographer Ronald Plante. It's the easiest Israeli movie to access emotionally that I've seen in a very long time, so that's something.

  • ★★★½ review by lynnsnotbusy on Letterboxd

    the most surprising in terms of my expectations going into it. very charming

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