Boker Tov Adon Fidelman
Directed by: Yossi Madmoni
Average user rating:   
Login to rate this


After his longtime business partner dies, Yakov Fidelman discovers that his antique furniture-restoration shop is in grave financial difficulty. He's forced to deal with his estranged son, Noah, a lawyer, who, seeing no hope for the failing store, proposes building apartments above it. One day Fidelman's new apprentice, Anton, finds a neglected piano in the workshop: an 1882 Steinway that, given a new baseboard, would be worth enough to save the store. The elegant story lines of Yossi Madmony's first feature yield a complex set of frayed character relations for which restoration proves an apt metaphor. Refinishing the piano's exterior would be worthless without replacing the cracked cast-iron board holding the string tension. Marked by restrained writing, which leaves significant details open to interpretation, Restoration depicts the rich texture of modern Israeli society. Anchored by Sasson Gabay's mesmerizing performance, Fidelman is a stoic man who uses his shop to shut out the world, clinging to the illusion that he can maintain a vanishing way of life. -Sundance Film Festival

Subject:Tel Aviv, Crime
Director:Yossi Madmoni
Producers:Haim Sharir
Production company:Yezira Ivrit
Film Distributor:Menemsha Films


Restoration scene

Family-focused stories at forefront of Israel Film Fest

It’s springtime in Los Angeles, which means raising the curtain on the 26th Israel Film Festival, this year displaying a colorful palette of more than 30 feature movies, documentaries, TV 15..View More

Incessant Visions

Israeli Films Come to The JCC

The JCC in Manhattan is screening six Israeli films as part of its winter season. The films, which range  in genre and theme, display the scope of Israeli cinema while remaining in..View More

Adi Kutner made Barbie Blues with just $800.

$800 Israeli film appears at Sundance

With a budget of just $800, Israeli film student Adi Kutner has proven that it's the story that counts and not the hoo-ha producers usually rely on to move movies forward. Kutner's 18-minute short,..View More

User Comments

View All

Leave a Comment

Login to leave a comment