Parallel Lives

The Dune directed by Yossi Aviram (France/Israel) 2013 weaves together the stories of two men who are ardent chess players.


Hanoch, a bicycle mechanic living in a small Israeli dessert town, is unwilling to commit to a conventional relationship with his pregnant girlfriend. He wanders off and eventually ends up on a beach somewhere in France.

Ruben, an aging detective nearing retirement, is assigned to investigate the identity of the younger man who refuses to speak. He patiently tries to help despite doubts about his own ability to perform his job.

The film was one of the narrative features screened at San Francisco International Film Festival 57 that concluded this evening.

copyright © 2014 by N. A. Diaman, all rights reserved

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