Signs

 

Signs
Written & Directed by
Tamar Natanel
Starring
Jill Damti
Ze'ev Shimshoni
Israel/15 min
Thirty years have passed since Hannah lost her brother, killed in his youth during military service. When her only son becomes a soldier Hannah begins revisiting her brother's grave, resurrecting a weekly practice from the first years following his death. At the same time Hannah's son shows signs of distress as he tries to adjust to the military system. The tension in the family rises. A deaf dancer, Hannah turns to her dance partners to articulate her anxieties rather than sharing them with her hearing husband, Haim. This disrupts the balance of their marriage. Ultimately, an argument with Haim at the cemetery and an encounter with an elderly bereaved mother force Hannah to face the growing disconnection in her family. Through this film, director Tamar Natanel focuses on the ways in which bereavement and the fear of its recurrence create vulnerability in family relationships. Natanel examines movement, music, and sign language as a means of expression sometimes more apt than the spoken word.
Screening Date:
March 25th, 8pm
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