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The Summer of Aviya (1988)

Ha-Kayitz Shel Aviya (original title)
A ten year old girl spends her summer with her overly protective mother, a mentally scarred holocaust survivor, while hopefully trying to find her real father in the newly established state of Israel.

Director:

Eli Cohen

Writers:

Gila Almagor (screenplay), Haim Bouzaglo (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Gila Almagor ... Henya Aleksandrowicz
Kaipu Cohen ... Aviya Aleksandrowicz (as Kaipu)
Eli Cohen ... Max Gantz
Marina Rossetti Marina Rossetti ... Lena Gantz
Avital Dicker Avital Dicker ... Maya Abramson
Dina Avrech Dina Avrech ... Ruth Abramson
Ya'ackov Ayali Ya'ackov Ayali ... Alter
Rami Baruch Rami Baruch ... Haim Altman
Yossi Kantz Yossi Kantz ... Moshe
Ariella Rabinovich Ariella Rabinovich ... Puah (as Ariela Rubinovitz)
Ruthy Wysenbeek Ruthy Wysenbeek ... Masha Gantz
Sandra Sade ... Aunt Alice
Yitzhak Goren Yitzhak Goren ... Teacher
Solly Ganor Solly Ganor ... Dr. Engel
Ilana Reff Ilana Reff ... Nurse #2
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A ten year old girl spends her summer with her overly protective mother, a mentally scarred holocaust survivor, while hopefully trying to find her real father in the newly established state of Israel.

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Biography | Drama

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew | Polish

Release Date:

15 July 1988 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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Budget:

$350,000 (estimated)
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Soundtracks

The Swan Lake, ballet, Op. 20 Introduction - Act II (No. 9)
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Composed by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky
Performed by Avital Dicker
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Unique, insightful film
10 February 2008 | by sjtmd-2See all my reviews

This movie addresses a theme rarely portrayed - the frail and painful early post WWII era (it was not yet known as the Holocaust / Shoah) that coincided with the birth of the State of Israel - simple, poor, and just finding its' way. It is largely taken for granted how the survivors, as well as the newest citizens of Israel had to adapt and persevere. This movie, with its' depiction of life in the early years of the state, does a wonderful job of capturing this. This true story is ably conveyed by the fine acting performances. The filming, with dusty roads, vintage cars and clothing, is excellent. This movie is not for everyone, but if you have any interest at all in this topic and / or era - it is a must see.


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