“A heady, sometimes headlong blend of fable and nightmare, with overtones of David Lynch and Franz Kafka and arresting wide-screen black-and- white images, Avishai Sivan’s second feature, TIKKUN, is the latest evidence of the vitality of Israeli cinema.” – A. O. Scott, The New York Times.
Haim-Aaron (Aharon Traitel) is an intensely devout Orthodox yeshiva student engaged in a quiet struggle between his religious Orthodoxy and the human body. Brought to life after having been dead for 40 minutes, Haim-Aaron is beholden to uncanny forces, pulling him toward nocturnal explorations of the unknown. Part psychological horror film,part art-cinema, TIKKUN employs lyrical, striking black-and- white images to create an intimate, haunting reflection on faith and its challenges. (Karen Grumberg)
A co-presentation of Austin Film Society, UT Center for Middle Eastern Studies, and Initiative for Communication on Media and the Middle East (ICOMME)