Pyramide International presents
The Human Resources Manager
Directed by Eran Riklis
North American Premiere at TIFF (CWC)
THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER just won the AUDIENCE AWARD at Locarno Film Festival
Also of note THE HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGER has the most nominations (eight out of nine eligible categories) heading into the Israelian Awards (September 21): Best Film, Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Actor, Best Supporting Actor, Best Supporting Actress , Best Editing, and Best Sound.
“Fine mix of comedy and drama… A thoughtful and well-crafted tale”
– The Hollywood Reporter
TIFF Public Screenings
September 13 – Public 1 – Scotiabank Theatre 2 – 10:30pm
September 15 – Public 2 – Varsity 7 – 12:00pm
September 19 – Public 3 – Scotiabank Theatre 10 – 5:30pm
DIRECTOR ERAN RIKLIS WILL BE IN TORONTO AND AVAILABLE FOR INTERVIEWS
Screenplay: Noah Stollman
Director of Photography: Rainer Klausmann
Editor Tova Ascher
Music: Cyril Morin
Production Company: 2Team Productions
Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg, Elie Meirovitz, Thanassis Karathanos
Co-Producer: Karl Baumgartner, Tudor Giurgiu, Talia Kleinhendler
Co-Production Company: Pallas Film, EZ Films, Hai Hui Entertainment, Pie Films
The Human Resources Manager of Jerusalem’s largest bakery is in trouble. He’s separated from his wife, distanced from his daughter and stuck in a job he hates. When one of his employees, a foreign worker, is killed in a suicide bombing and the bakery is accused of inhumanity and indifference, the HR Manager is sent on a mission to make things right.
As the facts unfold he embarks on a complex journey, beginning in the mystical streets of Jerusalem and continuing in a frozen Post-Soviet country. The Manager finds himself leading an awkward convoy to the dead woman’s village including her rebellious son, a pesky journalist determined to ruin him, a quirky consul, an old veteran driver and a coffin.
Far from home, on a mission to honor a woman he didn’t even know but has somehow grown to admire, the HR Manager rediscovers his own humanity and his ability to truly care for human resources.