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Aviva, My Love (2006)

Aviva Ahuvati (original title)
Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the northern Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she kept her remarkable writing abilities ... See full summary »

Director:

Shemi Zarhin

Writer:

Shemi Zarhin
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Cast

Credited cast:
Assi Levy ... Aviva Cohen
Rotem Abuhab ... Anita
Levana Finkelstein ... Violette
Dror Keren ... Moni Cohen
Sasson Gabay ... Oded Zar (as Sasson Gabai)
Nathan Ravitz ... Arie (as Natan Ravitz)
Dana Ivgy ... Oshrat Cohen
Itay Turgeman ... Alon Cohen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Dekel Adin Dekel Adin ... Ofek Cohen
Avihai Alfasi Avihai Alfasi
Maly Arbova Maly Arbova
Louise Asher Louise Asher ... Flor
Noy Avitan Noy Avitan
Rivka Bahar ... Mercedes
Tzion Baruch ... Ofir
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Aviva, a hard-working hotel cook in the northern Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream. For years she kept her remarkable writing abilities under wraps, until her sister, Anita, introduces her to Oded, an accomplished novelist. Immediately recognizing Aviva's talent, Oded takes her under his wing, promising to help her achieve greatness. But the journey to greatness effects her life and the lives of her family - her unemployed husband, her trouble children, her unstable mother, and primarily her sister, a funny and sensitive woman who have her own dreams. When Aviva discovers that Oded has other plans for her work, her world collapses. Written by Jerusalem Film Festival

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Drama

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Ha-Aviv Sheli Yagi'a
Lyrics by Jonathan Bar-Giora
Music by Shemi Zarhin
Performed by Miri Mesika
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funny and heartfelt
10 September 2006 | by sgwdemSee all my reviews

I really liked this film. The acting was uneven, as often happens for some reason in Israeli films. The daughter and the professor were played unnaturally; you could "see" them acting. But this is made up by the wonderful lead role and her husband, who were just great.

The film vividly outlines the life of a normal person, bent under the burden of providing for her family, dealing with a crazy mom, unemployed husband, and kids with problems. But she's also different, because she's driven to write. There's no space for her to do this, and her problems stack against her NEED to create her stories. I definitely felt sympathetic for her, and she came to life for me.

And its FUNNY - so rare with Israeli films >>>>

Also GREAT cinematography; it makes Tiberas look so beautiful.

Well worth it.


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Official Sites:

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Country:

Israel

Language:

Hebrew

Release Date:

27 July 2006 (Israel) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Tiberias, Israel

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Budget:

$500,000 (estimated)
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