Laces / Shoelaces

Poster for Laces / Shoelaces 'Laces' tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben's (60) kidney's are failing and his son Gadi (35), wants to donate one of his own kidney's to help save his father's life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Rueben, acting as Gadi's sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful; to become a man and stand on his own. He's furious with the committee's decision and sets out to fight for his right to save his father's life. Through the film's portrayal of a relationship full of love, rejection and co-dependency, it manages to shed some light and question the importance of human life, human connection and if life is even possible without it either one of them.

Year:
2018
Length:
98 minutes
Country:
Director:
Jacob Goldwasser
Genre:

Shown at

  1. 17th Annual Ruth and Bernard Friedman Windsor Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  2. 19th Festival of Israeli Cinema in Paris - 2019
  3. 25th Annual International Film Fest (Eastern Connecticut) - 2019
  4. 29th Annual Orange County International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  5. Altoona Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  6. Athens Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  7. Atlanta Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  8. Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  9. Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  10. Axelrod Israel Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  11. Baltimore Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  12. Barshop Summer Mini Festival - 2019
  13. Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  14. Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  15. Brooklyn Israel Film Festival - 2020
  16. Central Florida Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  17. Central Massachusetts Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  18. Charlotte Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  19. Cherry Hill Volvo Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  20. Chicago Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  21. Cleveland Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  22. Columbia Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  23. Columbus Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  24. Corvallis Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  25. Davie Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  26. Dayton Jewish International Film Festival - 2019
  27. Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  28. Edmonton Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  29. Fresno Jewish Film Series - 2018
  30. Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  31. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  32. Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  33. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  34. Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival - 2019
  35. Israel Film Festival - Singapore - 2019
  36. Israel Film Festival Los Angeles - 2018
  37. Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia - 2019
  38. JCMI Film Festival - 2019
  39. Jewish Film Festival of Grand Rapids - 2019
  40. JFilm Festival (Pittsburgh) - 2019
  41. JPL Israeli Film Festival (Montreal) - 2019
  42. Kansas City Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  43. Madison Israeli Film Festival - 2019
  44. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  45. Merrimack Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  46. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  47. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  48. Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  49. Mobile Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  50. Naples Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  51. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  52. New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  53. Northern New Jersey Israel Film Festival - 2019
  54. Northern Virginia International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  55. Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  56. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  57. Randi & Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  58. Ring Family Wesleyan University Israel Film Festival - 2019
  59. Riverside Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  60. Rochester Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  61. Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  62. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  63. Schenectady Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  64. Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  65. SERET - The UK Israeli Film & TV Festival - 2019
  66. Seret: The German Israeli Film and Television Festival - 2019
  67. Seret: The Netherlands Israeli Film and Television Festival - 2019
  68. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  69. Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival - 2019
  70. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  71. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  72. Treasure Coast Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  73. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  74. Virginia Peninsula Jewish Film Festival - 2012

2 Responses

  1. jewishfilmfests says:

    ‘Shoelaces’ Review: A Moving Israeli Film about a Father and His Special-Needs Son

    https://www.fanbolt.com/94920/shoelaces-review-a-moving-israeli-film-about-a-father-and-his-special-needs-son/

  2. jewishfilmfests says:

    ‘Laces’ is a new and welcome instance of a character who would once have been in the shadows taking center space on the big screen.

    https://www.jpost.com/Israel-News/Culture/Laces-ties-it-all-together-566106

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