Israel | 2022 | Hebrew | 100 min | Comedy
Sat: September 10 at 8:30 PM-- AXELROD
Sun: September 11 at 4:00 PM---AXELROD
Tues. September 13 at 7 PM--COUNT BASIE
An offbeat, comedic journey that delights and surprises, Karaoke follows Tova and Meir, a standard aging couple with 46 years of marriage and two grown daughters. They live a comfortable life, with Meir currently on sabbatical from his academic professorship, and Tova running a boutique shop. Their lives get a jolt of excitement from their neighbor from above, Itzik, who invites them to his penthouse for karaoke nights. Tova and Meir fall hard for Itzik’s energetic lifestyle. They enter into a competition amongst their other neighbors and soon themselves, trying to win Itzik’s attention.
Sasson Gabay (The Band's Visit) as Meir, Lior Ashkenazy (Footnote, Late Marriage) as Itzik and Rita Shukrun as Tova are the dream cast of this unique comedic drama from a director worth following
Nominated for 14 Ophir awards (Israeli Academy) including: Best Film, Best Director, Best Actor, Best Actress • Winner of the Audience award & Best First Film - Jerusalem Int Film Festival
״Karaoke is a real gift to all involved, to the audience who will watch it and to Israel's cinema... Lior Ashkenazy spreads magic and smoke screens alternately, Rita Shukrun lights every frame with restraint passion, and Sasson Gabay reminds us why he is one of the greatest Israeli actors of all time",
Oron Shamir, HAARETZ
״Karaoke will probably be our film of the year, and not only in Israel"
Roee Even, MAKO
"Karaoke hits all the right notes. Moshe Rosenthal’s comedic cautionary tale on love, friendships, and the art of karaoke is worthy of applause."
Ashley Lara, The Spool