Jerusalem Film Festival

Leave of Absence

  • Fiction

  • Country of production: Israel

  • Year of production: 2016

  • Length: 18 minutes

  • Language: Hebrew (English subtitles)


Writer and director: Moshe Rosenthal

Producers: Mika Timor, Ben Giladi

Editor: Daffy Farbman

Music: Gal Lev

Sound: Vitali Grinshpan

Cast: Uri Klauzner, Yoav Rotman, Chen Hefetz, Ben Heine


After his daughters accidentally bleach his hair, before another stressful family dinner, Meir decides to escape. The middle aged, suburban history teacher unexpectedly finds what he needed when a chance encounter with his former students plunges him into a night of pure rebellious energy.