2016 Houston Jewish Film Festival: The Kind Words
Following their mother’s death, three Israeli siblings learn that the Jewish man who raised them is not their biological father; their biological father is a Muslim. In turmoil, they set out for France in search of him.
Dorona is angry and dissatisfied. Her brothers grapple with how to define themselves as men, fathers and Israeli Jews. Fast paced and wryly humorous, the film examines our ideas of identity and the tightrope that exists between truths and lies.
Directed by Christian Petzold, Germany, 2015, 99 min. German with English subtitles. Drama.