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Tikkun

Tikkun

Avishai Sivan

Israel | 2015 | Genre: Drama | second feature film | running time: 120’

"Strikingly photographed in high contrast black-and-white, Tikkun — the title is a Hebrew word meaning fixing and rectification — is impressionistic."
Frank Scheck - The Hollywood Reporter

festivals & awards

Competition, Locarno Film Festival 2015 / Silver Leopard Special Jury Award

synopsis

God’s plan for Haim-Aaron seems to end with the ascetically devout Yeshiva student dead in the shower, killed by a slip that results in a brutal blow to the head. But his father, seeing his son’s naked corpse stretched out in the family’s living room, refuses to give up when the EMTs do, and he continues performing CPR until his son — dead for 40 minutes — somehow sputters back to life. Haim-Aaron finds himself reborn and seeing the world — once an austere prison of devotion and books and head-rocking prayer — through new eyes. Almost literally, as he discovers he no longer needs his glasses. He also finds his faith shaken, his family alien and his stifled sexual desires raging. Unable to sleep Haim-Aaron begins hitchhiking from Jerusalem to Tel Aviv, where he slowly dares himself to experience the sensual and carnal pleasures of the world.

info

Tikkun
original title

Tikkun

genre

Drama

country

Israel

running time

120’

produced by

Plan B Productions Ltd. - Israel
The Mouth Agape Production - Israel
United King Films - Israel

directed by

Avishai Sivan

sales

Bleiberg Entertainment

An ultra-orthodox scholar is revived after dying for 40 minutes. After coming back to life, he suddenly feels a strange awakening in his body and suspects that God is testing him.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2012
Script&Pitch 2011

TFL Awards

Production Award
€ 60.000

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Avishai Sivan

Scriptwriter, Film Director

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Ronen Ben-Tal

Production