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. Baltimore Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  11. Barshop Summer Mini Festival - 2019
  12. Beth Tzedec Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  13. Boca Raton Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  14. Boston Israeli 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. Denver Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  28. Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  29. Edmonton Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  30. Fresno Jewish Film Series - 2018
  31. Gershman Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  32. Greater Phoenix Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  33. Greenville Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  34. Hartford Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  35. Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  36. Indianapolis Israeli Film Festival - 2019
  37. International Jewish Film Festival (Cumberland) - 2019
  38. Israel Film Festival - Singapore - 2019
  39. Israel Film Festival in Vietnam - 2020
  40. Israel Film Festival Los Angeles - 2018
  41. Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia - 2019
  42. JCMI Film Festival - 2019
  43. Jewish Film Festival of Grand Rapids - 2019
  44. JFilm Festival (Pittsburgh) - 2019
  45. JPL Israeli Film Festival (Montreal) - 2019
  46. Kansas City Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  47. Louisville Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  48. Madison Israeli Film Festival - 2019
  49. Maine Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  50. Merrimack Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  51. Miami Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  52. Michiana Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  53. Milwaukee Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  54. Mobile Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  55. Naples Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  56. Nashville Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  57. New Hampshire Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  58. Northern New Jersey Israel Film Festival - 2019
  59. Northern Virginia International Jewish Film Festival - 2018
  60. Palm Springs Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  61. Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  62. Randi & Bruce Pergament Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  63. Rehoboth Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  64. Ring Family Wesleyan University Israel Film Festival - 2019
  65. Riverside Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  66. Rochester Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  67. Rockland International Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  68. Santa Cruz Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  69. Schenectady Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  70. Seattle Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  71. SERET - The UK Israeli Film & TV Festival - 2019
  72. Seret: The German Israeli Film and Television Festival - 2019
  73. Seret: The Netherlands Israeli Film and Television Festival - 2019
  74. Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  75. Spokane Jewish Cultural Film Festival - 2019
  76. St. Louis Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  77. Tampa Bay Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  78. Treasure Coast Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  79. Tucson International Jewish Film Festival - 2019
  80. Vancouver Jewish Film Festival - 2020
  81. 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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