Jellyfish VIEWING DATES: MAY 15 – 21 Directed by Shira Geffen and Etgar Keret | Comedy | Israel, 2007 | Hebrew, English Subtitles | 78 minutes
Poignant, often witty and exceedingly cinematic, JELLYFISH, tells the story of three very different Tel Aviv women whose intersect ing stories weave a portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a catering waitress, takes in a child apparently abandoned at a local beach. Batya works at the wedding reception of Keren, a bride who breaks her leg escaping a locked toilet stall, ruining her chance at a dream honeymoon. And attending the event is Joy, a non-Hebrew-speaking domestic worker who has guiltily left her son behind in her native Philippines.
As this distaff trio separately wends their way through Israel’s most cosmopolitan city, they struggle with issues of communication, affection and destiny—but at times find uneasy refuge in its tranquil seas.