Shoelaces

Thursday, March 5th, 2020 at 3:30 PM

NOTE: all screenings at this venue are 19+.

Nominated for eight Israeli Academy Awards including Best Film, Shoelaces is a wholly engaging, tender family dramedy about the knotty relationship between an aging, irascible mechanic and the exuberant special-needs son he abandoned. With his ex-wife’s untimely demise, Reuven (Doval’e Glickman aka Shulem Shtisel), in an Israeli Academy Award-winning role) is suddenly thrust into the position of caring for his now-grown son, whom he first considers placing in a group home. The transition is fraught with difficulty for both.
A rare, honest depiction of special-needs characters, told with gentle humour and sensitivity, Shoelaces is the highly personal project of director Jacob Goldwasser, himself, a parent of a special-needs child.

Sponsored by: Margo Fluker and Barry Sanders, Ian and Sandy Penn, Jeremy Horwitz and Yael Rubanenko, Herb and Barbara Silber 

  • Please note that as a registered non-profit society, anyone over 18 years of age 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 - Audience Choice Award; Berkshire Jewish Film Festival 
  • Winner - Audience Award; Indianapolis Jewish & Israeli Film Festival 
  • Winner - Audience Favorite Award; Baltimore Jewish Film Festival 
  • Winner - Audience Award; Seattle Jewish Film Festival 
  • Winner - Best Feature Film; Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival 
  • Winner - Audience Award; Atlanta Jewish Film Festival 
  • Winner - Audience Award; Boston Israeli Film Festival 
  • Winner - Best Supporting Actor (Dov Glickman) - 2018 Ophir Awards ​ 
  • Nominated for 8 Ophir Awards including Best Picture of the Year!

Event Details


Film Info

Year 2018
Country Israel
Director Jacob Goldwasser
Cast Dov Glickman, Nevo Kimchi, Evelin Hagoel, Yafit Asulim
Runtime 98 min
Language Hebrew w/English subtitles
Genre