Monday, May 22 | 7:00 p.m. | Tivoli Westport
Director: Doron Eran | Israel | Fiction | 86 minutes
After discovering women’s clothing and accessories in their son’s room, a couple decide to “teach the boy a lesson” by locking him out of their home. Years later, when the father is dying of cancer, the mother hires a private detective to find their child. Instead of a son, the detective finds a woman named Anna singing in a gay night club in Tel Aviv. A heartfelt drama of forgiveness and acceptance, Melting Away was the winner of numerous film and audience awards. Conceived by Doron Eran, director, and his partner, screenwriter Bili Ben, the couple was deeply moved when they learned parents refused to visit their injured kids at the hospital after the brutal murder at the Tel Aviv LGBT Youth Center. As a feature length film dealing with parents and a transgender child, the movie was also a first in Israeli cinema.
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