Fire Birds (Amir I. Wolf, IL, 2015)
Welcome to another screening at the LBI Film Club! Thanks to the enthusiastic response from so many film lovers among you, this online project is here to stay, and we hope that you will continue to enjoy our selection of interesting and thought-provoking films linked to the immensely diverse, rich and multi-faceted Jewish experience.
The LBI Film Club’s seventh offering is:
Fire Birds (IL, 2015)
When the body of an old man (Oded Toemi) with a mysterious tattoo and three stab wounds to his chest is found floating in Tel Aviv’s Yarkon River, Amnon (Amnon Wolf), a reluctant young police detective, is put in charge of the investigation – his first following a previous lengthy suspension from the job. The trail leads him to a tattoo artist’s parlour and a club of Holocaust survivors with a zest for life, who find solace in romantic recollections of their pre-war world. Cleverly weaving between past and present a story of deadly dalliances, desire, loneliness and rejection emerges which connects victim and detective in a suspenseful, charming, and often humorous plot that keeps you guessing until the final moment.
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