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Lyrical, well-crafted and inventive, Jellyfish smartly mixes comedy, drama and magic realism.
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Jellyfish, with its pervasive sense of mysticism, is anything but standard, predictable storytelling. What is it exactly? Well, you might as well ask a jellyfish.
Thematically, it's extremely precise, and one of its most compelling themes is the failure, or uselessness, of language.
Most of the first hour passes without much more forward motion than its namesake. But in the corners and niches of that slow development, we get to know a handful of people, crisply drawn in fast sketches.
A little piece of cinematic poetry.
Provides a diverting portrait of modern-day Israel, as the filmmakers eschew history, politics and religion to focus instead on more intimate and universal issues of fate, loss and the longing to connect.
A brief, haunting tale of three women in contemporary Tel Aviv, Jellyfish seems to float in its viewers' consciousness; you'll remember its images long afterward.
Lacking the minimal jellyfish connective tissue required by even a quasi-anthology like this, the movie as a whole just lies there like the limp wet invertebrate for which it's named.
Keret and Geffen observe situations with such a low-key, spaced-out humor that moments in which their depressed characters finally reach for human connection sneak up on you with unexpected emotion.
This festival favourite has moments of promise but Jellyfish is lacking, has an unwillingness to completely contextualize the women in this contemporary setting
Explores modern-day loneliness and alienation in Tel Aviv.
A large number of idiosyncratic and deadpan supporting characters provides amusement around dispirited women floating through sweetly satisfying meanderings.
There are sharply observed moments of social intercourse and a nice current of realistic honesty. But when I ask myself what it is that these women in the movie want, I come up with bubkes.
Enchanting and intriguing. The Israeli version of the converging story line executed quite effectively.
[font=Century Gothic]"Jellyfish" starts with Batya(Sarah Adler) kicking her boyfriend out of their apartment but has second thoughts which affects her job at a catering hall where Michael(Gera Sandler) and Keren(Noa Knoller) are having their wedding reception. On what should be their happiest day, Keren breaks her ankle, canceling their honeymoon to the Caribbean, instead forcing them to stay near home at a hotel in Tel Aviv near the sea. At the beach, Batya goes to console herself where a young girl(Nikol Leidman) walks out of the sea. And Joy(Ma-nenita De Latorre) is a nurse from the Philippines, working in Israel as a caretaker for elderly patients...[/font]
[font=Century Gothic]"Jellyfish" is an unassuming and perceptive drama with some magical realism thrown in. While one plotline is predictable, all three intersect occasionally(Batya and Joy run into each other a couple of times) but never quite gel to form a complete picture. However, there are themes that are consistent with each, especially concerning love and how a surrogate is sometimes required to care for loved ones, be they young or old. Although we may not always have the right word to express ourselves(or the right language), there are gestures that can work just as well. [/font]
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