The Israeli Film Service Collection

Beyond 65

12 Minutes, 1965
Narrative Short
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Directed by: Peter Freistadt
Production:Igal Efrati
Production Company:Israeli Film Service
Photographer: Yehiel Neeman
Narrator: Misha Asherov
Language: Hebrew
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A film by Peter Freistadt, produced by Bituah Leumi (National Insurance Institute of Israel) and the Information Center (Hasbara), which offers a compassionate look at the loneliness and emotional distress that accompany retirement. Renowned theater actor Aharon Meskin portrays a man who recently retired, and is having a hard time finding his place the day after. On his first day of retirement, he takes a bus to work, as if it’s just another day at the office, but finds himself wandering aimlessly. He visits his estranged daughter, and later arrives at a forest where many elderly people sit motionless as they seem abandoned by society, and he is filled with fear of the future that awaits him. The humanistic film aims to raise awareness of the difficulties and loneliness that accompany retirement.

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