30.09. - 09.10.2021

Aviva, My Love Israel 2006 | 107 min | OV | | FF 2006

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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Aviva is a cook in a hotel. But what she really wants to be is an author. Her sister introduces her to the famous and rather arrogant writer Oded who takes her under his wings. Too bad his rather unconventional visions of Aviva collide with her reality: a husband who's out of work, teenage kids who sulk, a suicidal grandma. An endearing comedy with a brilliant cast ends with a surprise.
Original title: Aviva Ahuvati
Film type: Fiction Feature
Original language: Hebrew
Language and subtitles: OV
Director: Shemi Zarhin
Screenplay: Shemi Zarhin
Cast: Asi Levi, Rotem Abuhav, Dror Keren, Etay Turgeman
Producer: Eitan Evan, Moshe Edri
Director of Photography: Itzik Portal
Music: Yonathan Bar-Giora
Production Design: Ido Dolev
Editor: Einat Glaser Zarhin
Sound: 0
Costume design:
Commissioning Editor:
Format: 35 mm
German Distributor:
World Sales: United King Films, 34 Alenby St., Tel-Aviv, Israel, Tel: +972-3-5177101, Fax: +972-3-5103311, e-mail:
Production: Evanstone Films LTD, United King, Metro Communications


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