"Jellyfish" is a beautifully strange movie from Israeli author and director Etgar Keret that tracks the perambulations of three Tel Aviv women. Although they are unrelated, and their paths cross by chance, they share a common bond: a profound sense of disconnection -- from family, from loved ones, from themselves.
The mesmerizing Sarah Adler is Batya, a young woman whose boyfriend has left her, and whose job as a catering waitress falls apart when she takes in a lost girl (Nikol Leidman) discovered walking on the beach. Noa Knoller stars as Karen, a new bride whose insecurity manifests itself in a compulsive unease, and in a jealous mistrust of her husband, Michael (Gera Sandler). And Ma-nenita De Latorre portrays Joy, a domestic worker who has left her son behind in her native Philippines.
"Jellyfish" is shot with a dreamy lucidity, and has a playfulness about it that produces surprises big and small, in both the storytelling and the images. Fractured by failed friendships and bad childhoods, the women in "Jellyfish" set about mending themselves, each in their own way, in the light of the bright sun, or in a sudden burst of rain. The memories are painful, but the future holds promise -- perhaps.
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