30.09. - 09.10.2021

The World Is Funny Israel 2012 | 127 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2013

Shemi Zarhin

Shemi Zarhin (*1961) raised in Tiberias. He is a graduate of The Film and Television department at Tel-Aviv University and teaches filmmaking courses at the Sam Spiegel School in Jerusalem. In 1996 he was awarded The Ministry of Arts and Culture’s Prize for Filmmakers. In 2009 he was awarded the prestigious Landau Prize for filmmaking. One of Israel's leading Writers/Directors. "The World is Funny", Zarhin's latest film, is the highest grossing Israeli film of 2012. It received rave reviews and an unprecedented 15 nominations for the Israeli Academy Awards.

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While working as a cleaner, Zafi collects stories. They serve as a basis for a writers' workshop she is taking part in. She's especially affected by the fate of three siblings: Yardena, who is suddenly pregnant, although she hasn't slept with her husband in two years; Meron, whose eldest son finally wakes from a coma and with him unfortunately a strictly guarded secret; and Golan and his fatally ill girlfriend. Zafi's stories interweave with those of the other workshop participants to become a fascinating web - bizarre, tragic and sophisticated.

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Original title: Haolam Matshik
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Hebrew
Section: Eurovisuell
Language and subtitles: OV with English subtitles
Director: Shemi Zarhin
Screenplay: Shemi Zarhin
Cast: Asi Levi, Dani Shteg, Eli Finish, Neama Shitrit, Or Ben-Melech, Moshe Ashkenazi, Ola Schor-Selektar
Producer: Talia Kleinhendler, Moshe Edri, Leon Edri
Director of Photography: Yaron Scharf
Music: Jonathan Bar-Giora
Production Design: Yoel Herzberg
Editor: Einat Glaser-Zarhin
Sound: 0
Costume design:
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Format: dcp
German Distributor:
World Sales: Pie Films
Production: Pie Films, United King Films


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