THE POKER WIDOWS
A group of elderly widows in Haifa, Israel, meet a few times a week to gamble their money in a game of poker. Over the 40 years they have been playing together, none of the women remarried. Now, in their older days, what once was friendship has slowly turned into a love-hate relationship. As the son of one of the players, filmmaker Ronen Abas has known the women since his childhood. In the film, he looks into the history of the group, their relationship with each other and their individual life stories. A web of uneasy life choices comes to light, ultimately leading to the question: What force is it that has them under its spell?
- Director Ronen Abas
- Producer Michael Truckenbrodt
- Director of Photography Talia (Tulik) Galon
- Editor Sari Ezouz
- Sound Sharon Luzon, Magnus Pflüger