Time to Say GoodbyeVIEW EVENT DETAILS
The 17th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival
A delightful, comical and rapid-fire story of pubescent awkwardness, Time to Say Goodbye pokes fun at German-Jewish domestic dysfunction with great warmth and humor in this laugh-out-loud coming of age comedy.
Since the recent divorce of his parents, life in Hamburg has been like a ping pong ball for 12-year-old Simon as he travels back and forth to live in turn with his mom and dad. Complicating matters, the family is religiously divided. Newly-observant father Frank desperately insists that his squeamish son sacrifice his foreskin before his Bar Mitzvah, while liberal-minded mom Hannah is fed up with the pious posturing of her ex-husband.
Meanwhile, Simon falls head over heels in love with the new Rabbi Rebecca who is twenty years his senior. With the Machiavellian scheming of friends, a rivalry to win her heart fuels a family feud.
Recommended for older teens.