78 min. minutes | Rated NR

Jellyfish was the winner of the 2007 Caméra d'Or at Cannes, and it shows: It's a beautiful movie, filled with Tel Aviv's marvelous architecture and old world splendor. Luckily, the film's plot isn't bad either. Jellyfish is one of those movies, like Crash or 13 Conversations About One Thing, that weave disconnected stories of some sad, lonely people living sad, lonely lives into one coherent tale; in this case, the tale is about three extremely mopey women dealing with varying degrees of family estrangement until one magical day a little girl in water wings washes up on the beach, recalling happier childhood days for everyone. (I think she might be the "jellyfish," but if that's true, it's very disappointing, because I really, really wanted to see someone get stung in the foot.) Despite the fact that Jellyfish contains NO ACTUAL JELLYFISH, it's pleasant to watch anyway.


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Film Credits
Shira Geffen, Etgar Keret
Sarah Adler, Tsipor Aizen, Bruria Albek, Ilanit Ben-Yaakov, Assi Dayan, Ma-nenita De Latorre, Miri Fabian, Shosha Goren, Tzahi Grad, Johnathan Gurfinkel