Women Week: Bonobo

12.3, 18:00
Tel Aviv Cinematheque
Tickets are available at 03-6060800 ext. 9
or via Cinematheque web site – click on English menu and select the date

Dir: Matthew Hammett Knott
Cast: Tessa Peake-Jones, Josie Lawrence
UK, 2014, 84 minutes, English with Hebrew subtitles
Judith is a lonely, middle-aged, middle class widow, struggling to come to terms with the fact that her daughter Lily appears to have thrown away a bright future by dropping out of law school to join a bohemian commune. The commune, led by the enigmatic Anita, aspires to a way of life that mirrors the behavior of the Bonobo ape, an animal whose social structure centers around recreational sex. In order to talk some sense into her, Judith follows Lily to the commune to take her home. As Judith’s presence is a disturbance to the Bonobo’s way of life, Anita agrees to resolve the conflict between mother and daughter, provided Judith spends time with the group and gives their way of life a chance. “Bonobo” is a charming comedy about a woman in her sixties about to reveal to herself things that she never tried to deal with. Funny, sexy, effortless and without stereotypes this film emerges as a work celebrating the human body, sexuality and femininity. The kind of film that leaves you with big smile at the end.