• Production: Evanstone Films Ltd , Metro Communications
  • Starring: Assi Levy, Rotem Abuhab, Levana Finkelstein, Dror Keren
  • Written By: Shemi Zarhin
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  • Country: Israel
  • Language: Hebrew w/English subtitles

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Aviva My Love

NarrativeOther | 2006 | 107 min.
Directed by: Shemi Zarhin

Between struggling to keep up with orders in the kitchen, tending to the quirky wrongdoinga of her three children, and acknowledging the multiple suicide threats made by her unstable mother, aspiring writer Aviva Cohen (Assi Levy) barely has enough time to take the cap off of her pen--much less put that pen to paper and get her stories published. When Aviva's successful sister Anita (Rotem Abuhav) introduces her star-struck sibling to famous author Oded Zar (Sason Gabai) it appears as if things may be finally turning around for the hapless literary wannabe. Unfortunately for Aviva, Oded is suffering from a bad case of writer's block. Soon after accepting Oded's offer to serve as her personal writing tutor, Aviva begins to realize that the man whom she once idolized and who deviously assumed the guise of benevolent mentor is little more than a creatively devoid plagiarist...

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Critical Acclaim

* Winner of six Israeli Academy Awards, 2006

Chicago International Film Festival  - Plaque Award (International Film Competition) 
* Jerusalem Film festival - Wolgin Award
Shanghai International Film Festival - Golden Goblet Award
* San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
* Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
* Palm Springs International Film Festival
* UK Jewish Film Festival
* New Jersey Jewish Film Festival
* Contra Costa International Film Festival
* San Diego Jewish Film Festival
* Hartford Jewish Film Festival
* Toronto Jewish Film Festival

“…marbled with black humor but Israeli gumption triumphs by default.”

-Lisa Nesselson, Variety

“Sasson Gabai, in a surprisingly sympathetic performance, is the blocked Tel Aviv author who first mentors her and then publishes her work as his own.”


-Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader

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