NOTE: This review was originally published in The JUF News on 10/07:
“My favorite feature film this year [at the Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema] is Dear Mr. Waldman, written and directed by Hanan Peled. (This is Peled’s directorial debut; he already is well known in Israel as a screenwriter.) He’s clearly telling a semi-autobiographical story very close to his heart. Moise (Heuberger) and Rivka (Jenya Dodina) are both survivors. Rivka is determined to move on with her life, but Moise is more of a dreamer. They have two sons, Jonathan (Roy Mayer), who’s brusque and practical like his mother, and Hilik (Ido Port), who has his father’s more creative temperament…”
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