New York Jewish Film Festival 2013

The Ballad of the Weeping Spring


Film runs Sat, Jan 12 through Fri, Jan 25.

Sat, Jan 12


Thu, Jan 24


The Ballad of the Weeping Spring
Balada le'aviv ha'bohe | Beni Torati, 2012
Israel | Hebrew with English Subtitles | 105 minutes

Twenty years after a car accident, for which he was held responsible, the legendary tar (lute) player Yosef Tawila is running a bar in northern Israel. The son of Avram, his bandmate, best friend, and another survivor from the crash, arrives with the news that his father is dying. He brings notations for "The Weeping Springtime Symphony," a piece Yosef and Avram worked on together but never played. Yosef decides to reunite the remaining members of the band to grant his dying friend’s final wish—and perhaps to heal his own tortured soul. This is a riveting drama with outstanding music.

Series: New York Jewish Film Festival 2013

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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