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"One Week and a Day" declared by media as the grand winner of the Jerusalem Film Festival

On Thursday the 14th of July, the winners for the various competitions at the Jerusalem Film Festival were announced.


One Week and a Day, developed during the Lab's 1st edition and directed by Asaph Polonsky, the US born-Israeli raised AFI graduate whose debut feature film launched at Cannes Critics' Week this year, won the Haggiag award for best Israeli Feature Film and its prize of 120,000 Israeli Shekels, equivalent to approximately $32,000 USD. One Week and a Day also picked up two further awards for Best First Film and another for Best Script.


The Jury's notes:


Haggiag award for best Israeli Feature Film - "For a constant and impressive command of tone and his fine work with a small cast, this young director displays a surprising maturity."


The FIPRESCI Award for Best Israeli Debut - "Offering a lighthearted take on a traumatic situation, and anchored by great performances in the leading roles, the film deals with an incredibly painful situation in an unconventional, unexpected and witty manner."


The Anat Pirchi Award for Best Script - "For combining death and comedy in ways that are unexpected and touching as well as funny."

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