by Oren Gerner


When retired 68 year-old Meir discovers that his 30 years of planning the annual village celebration have been summarily discarded and the job has been given to inexperienced local teens instead, the ground beneath his feet begins to give way. In his effort to restore a sense of meaning and vitality, Meir begins to rebel against the inevitable: the betrayal of his physical body, the growing distance from his children, and the loss of relevance.

Reconstructing fiction from real life, AFRICA is the cinematic journey of an ageing parent crafted by the hands of his loving son, in this deeply personal story on reinventing oneself, as years go by.

“…it earns its emotional authenticity
with a perceptive eye for detail and a sure directorial hand
guiding the cast of non-actors.”


“…a lovingly crafted gem”
The Hollywood Reporter


2019 – Israel
82 minutes

Directed by: Oren Gerner
Written by: Oren Gerner
Cinematography: Adi Mozes
Edited by: Gil Vesely
Cast: Meir Gerner, Maya Gerner, Oren Gerner, Gilad Earel, Alon Earel
Producer: Itay Akirav

Produced by: Film Harbor


Toronto IFF, Discovery section (World premiere)
San Sebastian IFF, New Directors section
Hamburg IFF (German premiere)
Haifa IFF | Best Film, Best Debut, Best Actor Award
Thessaloniki IFF, Meet the Neighbours Competition section
Stockholm IFF, Discovery section (Swedish premiere)
Cork IFF
Singapore IFF, Asian Feature Film Competition section | Best Director Award
Brussels Mediterranean FF
Miami Jewish FF, Competition section (US premiere)
Atlanta Jewish FF
BAFICI, International Competition
Winnipeg international Jewish FF
Jewish FF Berlin & Bradenburg
Toronto Jewish FF
Austin Jewish FF
New Horizons IFF
Israel FF Los Angeles

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