Fire Birds

Fire Birds

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016 at 1:00 PM

NOTE: all screenings at this venue are 19+.

An 80-year-old man’s body is found in the Yarkon River with three stab wounds to the chest and a number tattooed on his forearm. Amnon, a police detective and second generation Holocaust survivor, is reluctantly assigned to the case after a lengthy suspension. Even the most horrible club in the world, the club of Holocaust survivors, requires a “membership”. In the weeks leading up to his death, the victim, Amikam, was after just such a membership. Despite his age, he is still attractive and his appeal is evident as he scours the obituaries in search of widows to charm. As the story interweaves past and present, we witness each man’s struggle to rejoin the society that rejected him.

Sponsored by:
Aliza, Tova, Ron, Leora, Danny, Revital, Maya, Ma’or and Itamar Kornfeld
in honour of husband, father, grandfather and Holocaust survivor
Chaim Kornfeld’s 90th birthday


A19+

• Everyone attending screenings at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas must be 19+ .
• Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
• Please present your 2016 VJFC membership at every screening.

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  • Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 attending one of our screenings is required to be a member of our society for us to retain our non-profit status.
  • Please present your VJFC membership at every screening.

Festivals and Awards

  • Winner Best Supporting Actress – Dvora Kedar – Israeli Film Academy
  • Also nominated for Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress, Best Cinematography, Editing, Casting, Costume Design, Makeup and Sound – Israeli Film Academy

Event Details


Film Info

Year 2015
Country Israel
Director Amir Wolf
Cast Gila Almagor, Rami Heuberger, Dvora Kedar
Runtime 107 min
Language Hebrew w/English subtitles
Genre