The Farewell Party

2015

The Farewell Party (2015)

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THE FAREWELL PARTY is a unique, compassionate and unlikely funny story of a group of friends at a Jerusalem retirement home who decide to help their terminally ill friend. When rumors of their assistance begin to spread, more and more people ask for their help, and the friends are faced with a life and death dilemma. (C) Samuel Goldwyn

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For all its talk of death, The Farewell Party, featuring a terrific ensemble cast, is a story about life. Always honest, graceful and funny it explores with deep compassion its characters familial and romantic relationships.

Jun 19, 2015 | Rating: 3.5/4 | Full Review…

It's taking a strong stand on the morality of mercy killing, no doubt, but it also acknowledges the precious glory of life. It's a rare film that can smile while studying suffering.

Jun 12, 2015 | Rating: B | Full Review…
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A bittersweet, wryly comic, keenly observed look at senescence from Israeli directors Sharon Maymon and Tal Granit.

Jun 11, 2015 | Rating: 3/4 | Full Review…

The gags in the movie's first half are so unapologetically mordant that I was disappointed to see them dwindle to nothing in the second, as so often happens in stories like this one.

Jun 11, 2015 | Full Review…

It never lapses into mawkishness, but remains clear-eyed and compassionate. It's not coldly clinical; instead, the characters are treated with grace and respect.

Jun 11, 2015 | Rating: 4.5/5 | Full Review…

How refreshing for a film to stare death in the face and find compassion reflected in its gaze.

Jun 11, 2015 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

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