Kevin P. Sullivan
May 21, 2015 AT 07:32 PM EDT

The Farewell Party

type
Movie
Current Status
In Season
mpaa
Unrated
runtime
90 minutes
Limited Release Date
05/22/15
performer
Ze'ev Revach, Levana Finkelstein
genre
Comedy, Drama

We gave it a B

Whereas a typical film reserves death for its darkest scenes, the end of life looms over every minute of The Farewell Party. And yet somehow this tale of retirees in Jerusalem assisting terminal patients with suicide comes off as warm and compassionate. The drama falls somewhere on the spectrum between Michael Haneke’s devastating Amour and the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel movies, but the result is a film that’s frank about death without leaving you cold. B

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