A bride and groom arrive at their lavish honeymoon suite on their wedding night. When the bride, Eleanor (Avigail Harari), discovers her now-husband (Ran Danker) has received a ring as a wedding gift from his ex-girlfriend, a knock-out fight ensues. At Eleanor’s insistence, the newlyweds leave the hotel and set out on an expedition to return the ring. Their simple mission quickly derails into an all-night odyssey through the streets of Jerusalem. Over the course of a single night, the couple are forced to confront past lovers, repressed doubts, and the lives they’ve chosen to leave behind.
Writer and director Talya Lavie returns to Tribeca after her feature debut, Zero Motivation, won the 2014 Tribeca Film Festival Founder’s Award for best narrative feature and the Nora Ephron Prize. Her latest effort, Honeymood, is a stirring romantic comedy anchored by two lively and dynamic performances, cementing Lavie’s singular cinematic talent.—Shayna Weingast
Director and screenwriter Talya Lavie previously wrote and directed Zero Motivation, an Israeli blockbuster that received multiple international awards including Best Film at Tribeca Film Festival and the Nora Ephron Prize. The film broke the Israeli box-office record of the past two decades and won six Israeli Academy Awards.