A man cannot smile, he can only cry. His tears fall like raindrops which finally grow - a smile
Menachem, aged 45, a widower who has become religious, led a successful rock group in the past. 15 years later, Geulah, his seven-year-old daughter is mortally ill. Finding it increasingly difficult to pay for her treatments, he musters up the courage to approach his former band and asks them to play with him at religious weddings. The music and being together bring back the hurts of the past. Without Menachem’s knowledge, the group arranges a comeback to the rock scene for a few performances. Menachem tries to cooperate but can’t go through with it. He feels lost in the face of the illness and his inability to feel at home in the world. He collapses. Both of them are helpless; Geulah is ill, but her soul is healthy while Menachem is physically sound, but his spirit is broken. Finally, Geulah compels her father to find the first beams of the light of redemption within himself.
We found ourselves in a story about a man who connects two extremes in one lifetime, in one world. To connect he must discover within himself a new power and an internal uplifting depth.
Boaz Yehonatan Yacov, Screenwriter/Director/Cinematographer
working as a cinematographer since 1996, among his films as a cinematographer: MY FATHER, MY LORD; AJAMI, GOOD MORNING MR. FIDELMAN, awarded at Karlovy Vary FF, Cannes FF, Tribeca FF, Jerusalem FF. This is his first feature film as a director.
Yossi Madmoni, Screenwriter and director
his previous works critically acclaimed and won itnernational awards in Sundance FF, Karlovy Vary and many others.
Erez Kavel, Screenwriter
among his credits FIVE HORUS FROM PARIS (with Leon Perdovsky), GOOD MORNING MR. FIDELMAN (director Yossi Madmoni, 2011, Sundance Film Festival), Co-director of TV series, among them SCREENS (2007), ALENBY (director Assaf Bernstein) and more.
Marek Rozenbaum, Producer, TRANSFAX
established in 1988 and produced over 50 feature films and international co-productions, among them award winning films that have been received worldwide. Rozenbaum, Chairman of the Israel Academy for Cinema and Television for 10 years, Chairman of Israel’s Film and Television Producers Association for 6 years, is today a member of the board of the European Film Academy.