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Michale is a thirty year old woman. She works with her father in a Tel Aviv accounting office providing services to important religious institutions. She divides her time between her child, her husband, her work and the man with whom she is having an affair. When Michale learns of the tragic death of her lover, her life is shattered Written by
A profound, subtle movie, Avanim (Stones in Hebrew) follows the coming of age of an Israeli woman today. Locked into a bland marriage, a stifling relationship with her father and a relentless daily routine - as much as she is locked into herself - she makes a U-turn when faced with death and corruption. A loving, intelligent and uncompromising account, which doesn't let you generalize or over simplify on anything, be it Israel, religion, tradition, Sephardi Jews or modern women. The heroin's stubborn silence and hurried pace in the city, the kindergarten teacher's womanly empathy, the old rabbi's gentleness and humbleness all make for unforgettable characters. Stunning performances at all level inlaid with haunting sober cello music, Nadjari's stone is a dark gem!
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