A Film by Micha Wald (Belgium/France/Canada, 2009, 100 Minutes, Color, French w/ English subtitles)
Simon Koniasnski, age 35, returns to live, temporarily, with his father, Ernest. They succeed in making life miserable for one another. To add spice to this situation, Uncle Maurice and Aunt Mala, Ernest's brother and sister, meddle in everything and notably, try to find a "nice little Jewish girl" for Simon to marry.
When Ernest passes away, Simon fulfills his last request which was to bury him in the village where he was born – in the depths of the Ukraine.
And so Simon finds himself caught up in an event-packed road movie in the company of his paranoid old Uncle, his aunt who endlessly nags him about his "goy dancer", his six year old son, his father's body and his ghost – and also a rabbit. (Not to mention his ex, Corazon, who hassles him by phone.) The journey will be nothing like a Cruise in the Caribbean.
Awards & Festivals
Rome International Film Festival
Tubingen International Film Festival 2009 Germany
Vienna Jewish Film Festival Austria
Festival du film français de République tchèque Czech Republic
Jerusalem Jewish Film Festival 2009Israel
Toronto Jewish Film Festival Canada
Zagreb Jewish film festival (db simon)Croatie
Odessa International Film Festival Ukraine
Festival of Jewish Cinema australie 2010 australie
UK Jewish film festival - London