Time to Say Goodbye


The 17th Hong Kong Jewish Film Festival

Directed by Viviane Andereggen 82 mins | Germany | 2015 | Comedy | German with English subtitles

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.



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Event Details

Sun 27 Nov 2016
1:00 PM - 2:25 PM
Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 9 Justice Drive, Admiralty
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$90 General Admission; $80 Students / Seniors
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