The Farewell Party – Irony in a film between life and death
A group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home build a machine for self-euthanasia in order to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of the machine begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with an emotional dilemma. “The Farewell Party(Mita Tova) deals with separation. Separation from someone you love, separation from yourself, the separation from life and the right to choose how it all ends,” say directors Tal Granit & Sharon Maymon. A film that entertains and moves, acted and told with unusual sensitivity. We talked with the directors and actors at the Venice Days, where they also won the BNL Audience Award, which is handed out to the viewers’ most voted film.