Five Hours from Paris
In this intensely romantic comedy, Israeli actor Dror Keren (Adam Resurrected and Aviva, My Love) plays Yigal, an taxi driver and everyman who loses his wife (to another man), his son (who moves in with his mother and her new husband) and almost his job.
Yigal dreams of conquering his deep fear of flying so he can travel from Tel Aviv to Paris for his son's bar mitzvah. Instead, he unexpectedly falls for the boy's music teacher, Lina, a former Russian concert pianist who, as it happens, is married and not looking for romance.
Drawn together by a love of French chanson, a gentle and sweet relationship slowly develops between the two, which becomes more complex as they become emotionally involved.
First screened at the Toronto International Film Festival, this is a sweet-natured and whimsical ode to unexpected pleasures and possibilities.