Rachel Agmon

Yair Agmon, 2017, 50 min, Hebrew, Documentary

“A work of art - complete, intimate and touching”
Avner Shavit
Walla
“Touching, sweet, full of emotion”
Gili Izikovich
Ha'aretz
“Personal, moving, and extremely funny and sad… revealing and courageous”
Tal Raz
Cinematalk

Jerusalem Film Festival 2017

SYNOPSIS

Yair Agmon embarks on two weird and funny journeys with his parents - and is exposed to the grandeur and wretchedness of the affair that brought him to this world.

Rachel, a religious, single woman aged forty, gets a lift from Haim - a secular farmer, married and father of six. This encounter leads to the birth of Yair. 

Thirty years later, hoping to understand the secret affair that brought him to this world, Yair takes two separate trips with his parents: his dad takes him on a pleasure cruise, during the Israel-Gaza 2014 conflict, his mother flies with him to the Ukraine, following great Idish writers.

Yair is now exposed to two completely conflicting narratives, which make up one story - funny, whacky, full of lies - and love.

Stills

DIRECTOR

Yair Agmon

CREW

  • Yair Agmon – Director and Cinematographer
  • Assaf Amir – Producer
  • Arik Leibovich – Editor
  • Yair Seri - Original Score
  • Aviv Aldema – Sound Design

Participants

  • Rachel Agmon
  • Haim Tsafriri
  • Yair Agmon

FUNDING & SUPPORT