Israeli filmmaker Talya Lavie brings wit, charm and a healthy dose of silliness to this year’s BFI London Film Festival with her second feature film.
Noam (Ran Danker) and Eleanor (Avigail Harari) have just gotten married. On the night of their wedding, an evening which should be filled with love and happiness, the two find themselves roaming the streets of Jerusalem after a gift from Noam’s ex-girlfriend brings both of their insecurities to the surface.
Taking the place over the course of one night, Honeymoon doesn’t waste any time in getting to the heart of Noam and Eleanor’s dysfunction. From the very beginning, this night seems destined to have one thing go wrong after another, with the couple fumbling the tradition of crossing the threshold of their swanky hotel suite, a place where they end up spending very little time.
Full review over at THN, originally published October 9th 2020.