Film Screening 18th October, 2017

Poster for Our Father (Avinu)

Our Father (Avinu) 

7:30 PM, 18th October, 2017

  • TBA
  • 107 mins
  • 2016
  • Meni Yaish
  • Moris Cohen, Rotem Zissman-Cohen, Haim Zanati, Alon Dahan


Ovadia (Cohen) is a fierce bouncer in Tel Aviv’s edgy nightclub scene. Despite his brawny exterior, however, Ovadia is a family man at heart. In an attempt to conceive a child, he and his wife have endured years of heartache undergoing a variety of expensive and ultimately unsuccessful treatments. Weighed down by his unfulfilled longing to become a father, Ovadia accepts a proposition for fast cash from a seedy local gangster. He sees the work as a chance to pay for the best fertility treatment in the country.

Before long, he finds himself hurled into a life of underworld brutality as a debt collector for dirty deals gone bust. The action, violence and Ovadia’s inner battle with his morality hit a fever pitch as he finds he’s been pulled in a little too deep.

Our Father gives a poignant insight into the life of a man conflicted; battling for his chance to have, and provide for, his own family. Nominated for twelve Ophir Awards (Israeli Oscars) and taking home two, the latest effort from well-known Israeli filmmaker Meni Yaish is an affecting drama well worth watching.

Emily Menzler