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The Kind Words (2016)



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THE KIND WORDS (Comedy/Drama) This quirky and wry dramedy follows three Jewish Israeli siblings - Dorona and brothers Netanel and Shai - who, in the wake of their mother's death, learn the man who raised them is not their biological dad. The revelation sends them on a road trip from Israel across France to discover the truth about their real father. The sixth feature from writer-director Shemi Zarhin explores an unraveling family secret and the bittersweet journey of self-discovery that follows.

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Roy Assaf
as Nathaniel
Sasson Gabai
as The Father
Florence Bloche
as Aunt Rosa
Louise Portal
as Isabelle Moretti
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Critic Reviews for The Kind Words

All Critics (9) | Top Critics (6)

Finely characterized but sluggishly paced, the movie focuses on issues of fertility and generation, with an attendant air of self-absorption.

August 11, 2016 | Full Review…

It's mostly engaging, even if the proceedings get a tad burdened with awkward tonal shifts and subplots.

August 4, 2016 | Rating: 2/4 | Full Review…

The film ... doesn't always come together.

July 28, 2016 | Rating: 2.5/4 | Full Review…

An emotionally rich, beautifully textured family dramedy that touches on a wealth of interpersonal issues with buoyancy, charm and grace. It's one of the best films so far this year.

June 30, 2016 | Full Review…

The Israeli director Shemi Zarhin, who also wrote the screenplay, shuffles these modern problems into an enjoyably human mystery.

June 23, 2016 | Full Review…

Zissman-Cohen's subtle features and the way they flood with repressed feeling make each moment a separate, fully formed shard in a disjointed mosaic of emotional truth.

June 23, 2016 | Full Review…

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