2007 | 52 MIN.
Hebrew
Israel

Dancing Alfonso press-kit

Dancing Alfonso

Alfonso Malul's ageless search for love and passion.

credits

Director: BARAK HEYMANN
Producer: ZAFIR KOCHANOVSKY,  MIRI EZRA – TTV PRODUCTIONS
Co-producers: BARAK HEYMANN, TOMER HEYMANN
Cinematography: URI LEVI
Editor: TAL RABINER
Music: ELI SOORANI
Research: TALI SHAMIR-WERZBERGER

With the support of :
Second Authority for TV & Radio/Makor Foundation/Gesher Multicultural Film Fund

synopsis

Alfonso Malul is a 73 year old lead dancer in a flamenco troupe for senior citizens, which rehearses in a Tel Aviv suburb.  After mourning the unexpected death of his wife, he begins to obsessively court Sima, a dancer in the troupe, to the displeasure of his children, who are unwilling to accept the fact that their father might be interested in another woman. Soon after the big performance in the Tel-Aviv dance center, we find Alfonso breaking up with Sima and starting his search for a new woman.

The film reveals the unfamiliar and often overlooked inner world of the elderly community, and provides a fresh look at our timeless, ever hopeful, search for someone to love.

press

“Love for a fellow human just pours out of every frame throughout this gentle and exact documentary”

“This film makes you want an encore – or at least the next dance.”

Yaron Frid, Haaretz


PRESS LINKS

24 June 2008 Makor Rishon: “Dancing Alfonso wins money prize at the Shanghai Television Festival” News article (Israel, Hebrew)

19 December 2008 Haaretz: “The Last Dance” Film review (Israel, Hebrew)

 

 

 

FESTIVALS & AWARDS
  • Best Director – Cronograf Documentary Film Festiva
  • Asian Silver Award  – Shanghai Int’l TV Festival

  • Haifa International Film Festival
  • SXSW International Film Festival
  • Docudays International Film Festival
  • Bangkok International Film Festival
  • 16th Saõ Paulo Jewish Film Festival
  • Israeli Documentary Film Festival  Stockholm
  • Zagreb Jewish Film Festival
  • UK Jewish Film Festival
  • Cape Town Israeli Documentary Film Festival
  • Toronto Jewish Film Festival
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