One Week and a Day (Shavua ve Yom) Reviews

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August 9, 2019
Life goes on.
January 10, 2018
It's certainly worth seeing: the pleasures it offers are enough to satisfy the audience. Still, there's something about it that strives too much for perfection, and that bothered me, because in essence it's a totally mainstream perfection.
January 4, 2018
Uses humor to deal with death.
November 26, 2017
What One Week and A Day does is give us is a funny and perceptive look at the mourning process for two parents who are not ready to stop grieving over their son.
August 15, 2017
The film treats the catharsis of mourning and overcoming it with tenderness and a sense of humor seldom seen. [Full review in Spanish]
August 1, 2017
This surprising Israeli film is as comical as it is moving. [Full review in Spanish]
July 28, 2017
Eschewing a particularly strong climax, One Week and a Day develops with confidence toward a conclusion that brims with hope, resignation, and finally acceptance.
May 11, 2017
Polonsky's debut feature is a strong one -- a comfortable comedy mixed with unavoidable truths about grief.
May 11, 2017
Curious film that mixes genres, leaving us a bittersweet flavor and an oscillating feeling between absurd comedy, alienation and the void left by the loss. [Full review in Spanish]
May 11, 2017
One Week and a Day juggles tones deftly, finding the humor in the fact that no matter your pain, the world keeps turning, birds keep pooping on your windshield, and burial plots go to whoever fills out the paperwork first.
May 11, 2017
The beauty of "One Week and a Day" is how it perfectly understands the flow of life that occurs during tragedy.
May 10, 2017
"One Week and a Day" has its moments, just not enough of them.
May 3, 2017
The result of all these deft, small touches is equally traditional and original -- an observational tragi-farce built more like an episode of Seinfeld than Curb Your Enthusiasm.
April 28, 2017
An incredibly tactful tragicomedy from debut writer/director Asaph Polonsky.
April 28, 2017
... captures the chaos, resentment and absurdity that comes with returning to the daily routine after a horrible tragedy.
April 28, 2017
A squirm comedy set astride a grave - and somehow more moving for its protagonist's inability to grieve the way sane people are supposed to.
April 27, 2017
Nothing is as individual or personal as the grieving process, which is why Polonsky's debut feature is so effective. The film was made in Israel but its emotional content is universal.
Top Critic
April 27, 2017
Resolutely non-psychological and spare with its sharply funny dialogue, One Week and a Day apprehends its walking wounded through their mood swings, their half-assed lurches into elaborate plans we can tell they'll never complete.
April 27, 2017
It isn't sharp enough to be funny or profound enough to be touching. It meanders from start to finish, searching for a tone that it never quite finds.
April 27, 2017
With a title that sounds standard but turns out to be specific, "One Week and a Day" keeps an impeccable balance between absurdity and sadness, comedy and heartbreak.
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