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26.9. - 5.10.2019
Hamburg

Seven Days Israel 2008 | 105 min | OV with English subtitles | Colour | FF 2015

Ronit Elkabetz

Ronit Elkabetz (*1964) is one if Israel's best-known actors. Shiva is the second part of a trilogy which she realised with her brother Shlomi Elkabetz (*1972) and which included her directorial debut To Take a Wife (Filmfest Hamburg 2005) and Gett -- The Trial of Viviane Amsalem (Filmfest Hamburg 2014).

Shlomi Elkabetz

With Gett, brother and sister Ronit Elkabetz (*1964) and Shlomi Elkabetz complete their trilogy that began in 2004 with To Take a Wife and continued with Shiva (2008). Besides her work as a director, Ronit Elkabetz is one of Israel's best-known actresses.

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1991 – the first Gulf War is in full swing, rockets are falling on Israel on a daily basis. But the Ohaion family has other problems. The beloved son, brother and grandson Maurice has died suddenly. While outside the air-raid sirens wail, the family is sitting Shiva, the Jewish tradition of communally mourning the deceased for seven days without leaving the house. But this is itself already a cause for disagreements and the tension rises day by day. Rivalries, secret affairs, financial problems – the collective act of remembrance turns into bitter internecine fighting that takes on grotesque forms. This highly praised family portrait is an outstanding ensemble piece.
Orig. Title: Shivaa
Filmtype: Fiction Feature
Original language: French, Hebrew
Section: Deluxe
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Director: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Screenplay: Ronit & Shlomi Elkabetz
Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Albert Lluz, Yaël Abecassis, Simon Abkarian, Hana Laslo, Moshe Ivgy, Keren Mor, Alon Aboutboul
Producer: Elie Meirovitz
Sprachfassung: OV with English subtitles
Music: Michel Korb, Sergio Leonardi
Camera: Yaron Scharf
Set Designer: Benny Arbitman
Cutter: Joelle Alexis
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Format: Beta (PAL)
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German Distributor:
World Sales: EZ Films
Production: July/August, EZ Films, Thaleia Productions
contact: Ray Meirovitz, EZ Films: ray@ez-films.com