Vancouver Jewish Film Centre: The Farewell Party
The Farewell Party, © Neue Visionen Filmverleih
The Vancouver Jewish Film Center Society is showing the multiple award-winning Israeli-German film “The Farewell Party” on September 18 at the Peretz Center for Secular Jewish Culture.
Levana and Yehezkel, a married couple in a retirement home, love being together until a pair of devastating challenges suddenly threatens to divide them. “The Farewell Party” is a bittersweet tragicomedy about a thorny issue: assisted suicide and the right to die. It is, quite often, a very funny film, as mischievous as the youth that has long since left its characters, but not once does it treat its serious subject matter lightly. Its stance on the matter is evident early on, and it’s sure to ruffle more than a few feathers. Yet, rather than bludgeon its detractors or preach to its choir, “The Farewell Party” adapts a more effective, low-key approach, casually interacting with the moral and religious issues inherent in its premise. Whether you agree with the decisions made by its terminally ill senior citizens, “The Farewell Party” loses none of its power. If nothing else, it forces you to think about what you would do when placed in their situation.
Language: Hebrew w/English subtitles
⭐️ SUNDAY FREE MATINEE SERIES ⭐️
DONATIONS GRACIOUSLY ACCEPTED
*DOORS OPEN AT 12:30pm*
Social distancing in effect
Wearing a mask is optional
Free underground parking
When: September 18, 2022 | 1:00 pm
Where: Peretz Centre for Secular Jewish Culture, 6184 Ash St, Vancouver, BC