A Reason To Live

DOCAVIV

After being severely injured in the Second Lebanon War that left him unable to move and speak, Jonathan Levin didn’t want to live. It took him years until he was able to renew old relations and create new ones, like his special bond with his accompanist, Adva. She supports his hand while writing on an erasable board to communicate with the world. Together, they write Jonathan’s inner world and try to fulfill his desire for a human connection.

Filmed from Jonathan’s point of view, the film provides a very close look at his challenging daily routine, especially at the new relationship he nurtures with Galit, a woman he met on Facebook who wishes to learn his writing and to know him better, with all the complexities and doubts that exist in such a relationship.

Director: Arik Alon

Producer: Arik Alon

Trailer

Details

Duration: 55 min.
Date of Release: 03.07.2021
Country of Production: Israel

Shooting Format: HD
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English

Festivals & Awards

  • DocAviv International Film Festival, Israel, 2021
    Beyond The Screen Competition

Involved Institutions and Other Financiers

Gesher Multicultural Film Fund, The Israeli Lottery Council for Culture and Arts

Categories

Drama Documentary, Human Interest / Social Issues, Newest Arrivals, Personal Stories