Tikkun: Israeli Film Wins Award at 2015 Locarno Film Fest

The Special Jury Prize at this year’s edition of the Locarno Film Fest, the runner-up to the Golden Leopard, was presented to Israeli visual artist turned filmmaker Avishai Sivan for his third feature Tikkun.

The religious drama, about an Orthodox academic undergoing a spiritual crisis, unspooled at last month’s Jerusalem Film Fest.  The controversial film received an additional citation from the jury for Shai Goldman’s black-and-white cinematography.