The Beat That My Heart Skipped / Guests Of Honor
The Beat That My Heart Skipped
France 108 minFictionFrench2005

In this powerful drama, a man finds his heart and soul torn between loyalty to his family and a need to be redeemed from his violent lifestyle. Tom finds himself caught between two very different worlds. He loves music, and longs to have a career as a concert pianist but he supports himself working as a collection agent for his father, a mid-level gangster and loan shark. Tom’s temper makes it easy for him to adapt to the violent life of a gangster’s muscle man, but he wants to give his creative side a chance to grow, and struggles to get his skills in order for an audition with a concert promoter interested in his music.

Winner of BAFTA Award for Best Film. Winner of César Award for: Best film, directing, screenwriting, acting, editing, cinematography, music and sound track.

Subtitles: Hebrew

Director: Jacques Audiard
Script: Jacques Audiard, Tonino Benacquista
Camera: Stéphane Fontaine
Editor: Juliette Welfling
Actors: Romain Duris, Niels Arestrup
Production: Pascal Caucheteux
Cinematheque TLV, Theatre 2
Sunday, 15:30
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