Original Title: Balada le'aviv ha'bohe
Production Company: Yezira Ivrit
Production Year: 2012
Director: Beni Torati
Script: Beni Torati
Cinematography: Amnon Zlayet
Editor: Yosef Grunfeld
Music Composer: Mark Eliyahu
Producer: Chaim Sharir, Moshe Edri, Leon Edery
Running Time: 105min
Country: Israel
Language: Hebrew
Main Cast: Uri Gavriel, Yigal Adika


20 years after a car accident, for which he was held responsible, the legendary tar player Yosef Tawila is running a bar in northern Israel. The son of Avram, his old bandmate, arrives with the news that his father is dying. He brings sheet music for The Weeping Springtime Symphony, a piece that both have worked on, but never played. Yosef decides to reunite the band members to grant his dying friend’s final wish - and perhaps to heal his own tortured soul. 

Director’s Biography

Born in 1956 in Tel Aviv, where he took part in the Youth Theater Workshop. Later worked as a mentor for street gangs. After finishing film studies at the Tel Aviv University, he started to direct and produce his own films.


2012 The Ballad of Weeping Springtime
2000 Desperado Square
1993 Tarpaulin Roofs 
1987 Yonanam