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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 Gabai ... Oded Zar
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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I agree, it was disappointing
29 August 2008 | by ithinktfiamSee all my reviews

I finally rented it. As the other commenter mentioned, it was received very well here in Israel. That just says how flat our industry is. Anything not terrible is great.

The movie was very predictable, had too many characters, and just didn't say anything new. The characters seemed taken out of a catalog of stereotypes.

I'll admit, I skipped about 30 minutes in the middle (gotta love DVDs!) just because it looked so predictable. Sure enough, as I continued the movie, everything seemed as expected.

It's not that it's bad, it's just that it's very average, and not deserving of the raves it received here.


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Official Sites:

Official site [Israel]

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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