Ballad of The Weeping Spring
Israel, 2012, 105 Minute Running Time
Language: Hebrew English Sub-Titles
July 28th at 4:30pm and July 30th at 7:00pm Torn apart by tragedy, a legendary band reunites to play an emotional final concert in The Ballad Of The Weeping Spring, a stylized homage to Spaghetti Westerns and samurai epics, shot entirely in Israel but set in a mythical time and place.
With a pervasive pan-ethnic soundtrack serving as the film’s backbone, the story centers on the brooding Josef Tawila, once the leader of a Mizrahi band (a unique musical form combining Middle Eastern and North African influences), who lives a hermit-like existence in the wake of a terrible accident. In a series of quirky vignettes across stunning exotic locations, Tawila brings together his old musician buddies to grant the last wishes of a dying friend, while healing his own tortured soul.
DIRECTOR: Benny Torati