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‘One Week and a Day’ Clip: Cannes Marijuana-Filled Grief Dramedy Has Trouble With Transportation — Watch

A husband and wife struggle to cope with the untimely death of their son, in increasingly personal and often weirdly amusing ways.

''One Week and a Day''

“One Week and a Day”

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Described by IndieWire’s own David Ehrlich as “a sweet and subdued look at the absurdity of life after death,” the Israeli dramedy “One Week and a Day” articulates the often very personal way that individuals deal with death.

The film marks the directorial debut of filmmaker Asaph Polonsky, and it earned him a splashy world premiere slot at the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, along with 7 Israeli Academy Awards nominations.

READ MORE: Cannes Review: ‘One Week and a Day’ Is a Moving Israeli Dramedy About Grief and Getting High

“One Week and a Day” follows Eyal and Vicky, a married couple, and their reactions at the end of sitting shiva for their recently deceased son. In the Jewish religion, a week of sitting shiva (mourning of the deceased) is called for after a funeral. At the end of their shiva, the pair have some…well, unexpected reactions to their grief (some of which may involve consuming mass quantities of marijuana).

READ MORE: Oscilloscope Laboratories Picks Up Cannes Crowdpleaser ‘One Week and A Day’

Oscilloscope will release the film in the U.S. on April 28. Below, take a look at our exclusive clip from “One Week and a Day,” centered around a very amusing interaction with a motor scooter.

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