The 2016 Cannes Film Festival is under a week away from getting started, and Indiewire continues to get ready with an exclusive poster premiere from Israel’s official entry, “One Week And A Day.” Marking the debut feature of Asaph Polonsky, the film centers around the final days of a Jewish family sitting Shiva for the loss of their 25-year-old son. The cast includes Shai Avivi and Evgenia Dodina.
The official synopsis reads: “A married couple edging into the back half of middle age, Eyal and Vicky find themselves reacting to the end of Shiva in markedly different ways. A return to routine seems to be in order for Vicky, a teacher, as she finds herself back at school trying to abruptly kick out the substitute assigned in her stead. Meanwhile, shopkeeper Eyal opts for a total abdication of routine, as he steals his dead son’s bag of medical marijuana, and proceeds to get high, play ping-pong and judge air guitar routines with his neighbor’s stoner son Zooler. As the world refuses to accommodate Vicky and Eyal’s sensitivities during their time of bereavement, the two grieving parents find themselves acting out in outlandish ways as they attempt to regain a sense of control over their lives.”
The poster for the film was created by Polish graphic novelist Marcin Podolec and uses his background in graphic art to create an image that would feel right at home on the cover of a graphic novel. The film will have its world premiere at Cannes on Sunday, May 15. Check out the exclusive poster below.