Israeli Academic Award-winning “Restoration” — 2/23 at 8 p.m.

Restoration, nominated for 11 Israeli Academy Awards, in its Connecticut premiere, will debut as part of the Ring Family Wesleyan University Israeli Film Festival on Goldsmith Family Cinema  at Thursday, February 23 at 8 P.M.  Restoration, “marked by disquietly beautiful imagery” and “a handsome production of intriguing and perhaps incongruous surfaces” (Variety), is a new film from director Yossi Madmoni, and the only Israeli picture to be named as an official selection of the 2011 Sundance Film Festival. The film centers on Mr. Fidelman’s attachment to his antique restoration workshop. After his longtime business partner dies, Fidelman rejects his son’s idea to sell his business in order to build an apartment complex on the site. Fidelman believes that with the help of his new apprentice, Anton, he will find a way to save and preserve his shop as well as his solitary world. Peter Gedrys, a professional restorer for more than 25 years, will deliver a talk Restoration: Embracing the Past While Creating the Future.

 The film is 105 minutes and has English subtitles. Admission is free and all are welcomed.

 Please mark your calendar for the screening of the adaptation of David Grossman’s novel Intimate Grammar by film director Nir Bergamn on Thursday,  March 1 at the Goldsmith family Cinema at 8 p.m.

I hope to see you and your students at the movies, Dalit Katz,