When was the last time you saw a feature film that didn't include vulgarity, crime or murder? Or an Israeli film that's not about the Holocaust or the "situation"?
Here is something that might surprise you -- Peter the Third, directed by Tommy Lang, is a gem of a comedy about inter-generational friendship and family rapprochement.
Peter is a retired actor at Habima, and spends his days with his quirky friends at a coffee shop where Alona is their waitress. Peter is more than 30 years Alona's senior, but that doesn't stop them from becoming friends -- and from teaming up to help each other with issues in their lives. Alona, a head-strong young woman, is currently without a place to live, so Peter invites her to stay with him. In order to help Peter obtain his pension, together they start a political party which will create a vacation resort for widows and widowers. A fair number of amusing scenes ensue and their eccentric friends in the coffee shop, a group called the "parliament", create a humorous backdrop throughout. A feel good and funny film.
Peter the Third (81 minutes) is available from Ruth Diskin Films.