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Meir (Meir Gerner) is a retired engineer living in the village of Nirit, close to the border of the West Bank. He is quietly devastated when he is told that he no longer has the responsibility for organising the hometown festival, a duty he has carried out for 30 years. The news starts a keen search for purpose that threatens to become a desperate downward spiral. With a documentary feel enhanced by the casting of the director’s own family in key roles, Oren Gerner’s debut feature is a profound contemplation on ageing, masculinity and nationhood that is deceptively urgent and radical. MH