ZION AND HIS BROTHER

A film by Eran Merav

Cast : Tzachi Grad, Reuven Badalov, Ronit Elkabetz

2008 / drama / Israël / original title : ZION VA AHAV / 90’ / Color / status : completed / Hebrew / General Audience / long feature-film / French catalog

Zion, aged 14 and his brother Meir, 17, are facing a crisis in their relationship. A schoolmate of Zion, an Ethiopian immigrant, has been killed in an accident and they are in some way responsible.They keep the secret to themselves and it haunts them until, finally, Zion re-examines his loyalty towards his older brother and decides that he is ready to take responsibility for his own life.
“Immediately engages with its astute observation, strong perfs and avoidance of melodramatic cliché.” Variety