When Heroes Fly

January 21, 2019

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Chen Glikman

Chen Glikman

Reviewed by Chen Glikman

When Heroes Fly shows multiple dimensions of Israeli society. The film begins with a very dramatic and full of action opening scene that takes place during The Second Lebanon War in 2006. The story then moves to the reality of four soldiers’ lives after the war, 11 years later.

The four soldiers are reunited when Yaeli (the sister of one soldier and the former lover of another) is suddenly believed to be alive 10 years after a tragic accident.

As a soldier who fought in 2006 in the Second Lebanon War, the film felt very real and brought back memories from related experiences. The film reveals familiar sides of Israeli society, touching on issues that many Israelis face post-army, such as post-traumatic stress, friendships, family, and traveling abroad. From dramatic moments to mysterious storylines—When Heroes Fly is highly addictive and will keep you on your toes wanting more!


Chen Glikman is originally from Lehavim, Israel and served in the Israeli Defense Forces (IDF) in the Nahal unit as a Paratrooper on the Lebanon border during the Second Lebanon War. He currently lives in Virginia Beach with his wife, Carly and son, Yuval. Glikman is the general manager for Diamonds Direct.

When Heroes Fly

Directed by Omri Givon
Israel, 2017, Hebrew with English Subtitles

Thursday, January 24, 7:15 pm
Cinema Café Kemps River

Tickets: $10 |Free for military with RSVP to LCasson@ujft.org

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