“The Human Resources Manager” – May 1st

Join the Washington DC Sunday Night Film Club this Sunday, May 1st at 4:40 for The Human Resources Manager at the Landmark E Street Cinema . Look for Laine wearing a gray tshirt with a cat on it in the theatre lobby about 15 minutes before the film. As always, after the film we will descend on a local establishment for dinner/drinks/discussion.

Winner of 5 Israeli Academy Awards, including Best Picture, The Human Resources Manager is a witty and heartfelt look at how one man, on a mission to restore his company’s reputation, inadvertently restores his own humanity. The Human Resources Manager (Mark Ivanir, The Good Shepherd, Schindler’s List) of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is in trouble. He is separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter, and stuck in a job he hates. When one of his employees, a foreign worker, is killed in a suicide bombing, the bakery is accused of indifference, and the HR Manager is sent to the victim’s hometown in Romania to make amends. Far from home, on a mission to honor a woman he didn’t even know but has somehow grown to admire, the HR Manager rediscovers his own humanity and his ability to truly care for human resources. Winner of the Audience Award at the Locarno Film Festival. Directed by Eran Riklis (Lemon Tree, The Syrian Bride). (Fully subtitled)

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