The 20th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Screening 9:00pm – 10:40pm

Director: Jacob Goldwasser | Israel | 2018 | Drama | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 98 mins

Laces tells the story of a complicated relationship between an aging father and his special-needs son, whom he abandoned while he was still a young boy. Reuben’s kidneys are failing and his son Gadi wants to donate one of his own kidneys to help save his father’s life. However, the transplant committee objects to the procedure claiming that Reuben, acting as Gadi’s sole legal guardian, does not have the right to authorize such an invasive procedure. Gadi, who recently lost his mother, is afraid of losing his father as well. He feels he finally has the chance to do something meaningful; to become a man and stand on his own.


  • 2019 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival- Winner
    Audience Award: Best Narrative Jacob Goldwasser (director)
  • 2018 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy
    Winner- Best Supporting Actor: Doval’e Glickman, Best Film, Best Director: Jacob Goldwasser, Best Actor: Nevo Kimchi
    Nominee- Best Editing: Itamar Goldwasser, Best Art Direction: Yoel Herzberg, Best Makeup: Revital Cohen, Best Music: Daniel Salomon

Sponsored by Philippa & Marvin Carsley
Supported by The Consulate General of Israel in Hong Kong & Macau

Event Details

Thu 07 Nov 2019
9 - 10:40 p.m.

Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty

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$90 for Asia Society Members/students/seniors; $100 Non-Members
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