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  • Production: Agav Films, MP Productions
    Producers: Alain Mamou-Mani, Amos Gitai, Michel Propper
  • Starring: Hana Laszlo, Uri Klauzner, Ronit Elkabetz, Amos Lavi, Lupo Berkowitch, Liron Levo, Yosef Carmon, Amit Mestechkin, Lyn Hsiao Zamir, Tomer Russo, Carmel Betto, Dalit Kahan, Kobi Zahavi, Eyal Elhadad, Meital Tzadiki, Ilan Appel, Hu Hanzhou, Kiang Fang, Fang Heguo, Yael Abecassis
  • Written By: Amos Gitai, Marie-Jose Sanselme
  • Distributed By: Celluloid Dreams, Kino International, Cinemax, Mars Distribution, Mongrel Media
  • Country: Israel
  • Language: Hebrew

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Alila

Narrative | 2003 | 122 min.
Directed by: Amos Gitai

In Tel Aviv, the gloomy Ezra hires foreign workers without permits to build an addition to a homely block of flats, where his ex-wife Mali lives with her current lover Ilan. Ezra and Mali's young son Eyal hates the army and is AWOL, living among prostitutes and drug dealers. Gabi, a beautiful young woman who's a friend of Mali's, is carrying on an affair with Hezi, an older man insisting on secrecy. Hezi rents an apartment at the building for their trysts. Neighbors complain about the noise of their lovemaking and of the construction. Lives in this apartment complex revolve slowly one around another, and in Israeli society, "Everyone's out for himself".

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Critical Acclaim

  • Israeli Film Academy Awards, Nominated for Best Costume Design (Laura Dinolesko)  

  • Israeli Film Academy Awards, Nominated Best Supporting Actress (Hana Laszlo)  

  • Valladolid International Film Festival, Nominated for the Golden Spike Award (Amos Gitai) 

  • Venice Film Festival, Nominated for the Golden Lion Award (Amos Gitai)

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