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The Cemetery Club (2006)

Moadon beit hakvarot (original title)
10 oclock, Saturday morning. A group of elderly women and men carry plastic lawn chairs across the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. In the shade of an old pine tree, they sit ... See full synopsis »

Director:

Tali Shemesh

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Tali Shemesh
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Lena Bar Lena Bar ... Self
Minya Rubin Minya Rubin ... Self
Tali Shemesh Tali Shemesh ... Self
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10 oclock, Saturday morning. A group of elderly women and men carry plastic lawn chairs across the Mount Herzl National Cemetery in Jerusalem. In the shade of an old pine tree, they sit down, in a circle and discuss matters sublime and elevated. For over two decades, the "Mt. Herzl Academy has held its weekly meeting at this cemetery. Seated between the graves of the nation's dignitaries, they debate the history of modern philosophy, read poetry, eat lunch and determine the fate of the Jewish nation. Director Tali Shemesh has been following the "Academy" for the last 5 years, focusing on two members: Minia, the director's grandmother, and Lena, her great aunt. The film unravels the jagged, intense, almost impossible relationship between these two extremely different women, who each bereaved of the man she loved remain bound together by history and Fate. As death decimates the group that has given meaning to their lives, the film explores the conflicts between Lena and Minia, and the ...

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The Cemetery Club
18 April 2010 | by ComedyFan2010See all my reviews

This movie follows a group of seniors who meet together to discuss Israel,literature and life. It also shows us a friendship between two women who lived on the same street before Holocaust and went through it together.

I was slightly disappointed in this movie.

It sure did have good moments. It was very moving to see the passionate discussions of the group, the wonderful friendship of these two women and the feelings in their faces when they were remembering the past.

But to me it lacked a little more depth. I didn't feel like I learned enough about them. It also seemed disorganized.


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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | Polish

Release Date:

2006 (Israel) See more »

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Klub cmentarny See more »

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Israel

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Norma Productions See more »
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