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Film Info
Event Type:Narrative Feature
Release Year:2023
Run Time:127 minutes
Production Country:Israel, Germany, Czech Republic
Original Language:Hebrew
Cast/Crew Info
Director:Ofir Raul Graizer


Eli is an Israeli swimming coach living in the United States. A phone call notifies him that his father, who he has not been in touch with, passed away.

Eli reluctantly travels to Tel Aviv for the first time in 10 years to deal with the estate. On his short trip, he decides to visit his childhood friend, Yotam, who used to swim with Eli when they were young. However, Yotam has left swimming long ago. He is running a small and beautiful flower shop in Jaffa, together with his fiancée Iris, a talented florist who, like Eli, is not in touch with her family.

When Eli comes to visit the two, he will set in motion a series of events that will affect everyone’s lives.

“America” is story set between a flower shop and an ancient monastery, between a swimming pool and the Mediterranean, between life and death — and somewhere in the middle.

“Genuine, deep affection flows in all directions.” — Screen Daily

“Bright, visually iridescent and unexpectantly buoyant.” — Variety

“Engrossing, mesmerizing, extraordinarily moving.” — The Jerusalem Post

“A novelistic exploration of duty and companionship that is as vibrant and colorful as it is humane.” — The Film Verdict