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Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon, 2014 93 minutes Ze'ev Ravach, Levana Finkelstein, Aliza Rosen, Ilan Dar, Raffi Tavor Israel, Germany Hebrew 3 October 2017 Dutch

A compassionate dark comedy about life and death, and knowing when to say goodbye.

Levana and Yehezkel, a septuagenarian married couple, reside in a Jerusalem retirement home. They love being together, but a pair of devastating challenges suddenly threatens to divide them. A dear friend is dying of a terrible illness, and the hospital wants to prolong his life against his wishes. Seeking to give his friend control over his own existence, Yehezkel constructs a self-euthanasia device. Once word gets around, others begin requesting Yehezkel's services - but while it's one thing to assist in the suicide of a lifelong pal, can Yehezkel extend this illegal and ethically complicated service to strangers? Meanwhile, Levana is slipping into dementia, something Yehezkel can't bring himself to accept.
The controversial subject of euthanasia has never been treated with quite the delicate touch it receives here. Though the themes of THE FAREWELL PARTY are grave, the film's tone is warm, wise, and even darkly humorous. (source: www.tiff.net, adapted)

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS FILM IS IN HEBREW, WITH DUTCH SUBTITLES.