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Avanim (Stones)

Directed by: Raphaël Nadjari
110 Minutes, 2004, Drama

Thirty-year-old Michale works in her father’s office in Tel Aviv, which provides accounting services to important religious institutions. Michale has been cheating on her husband for months, splitting her life between her child, her husband, her work, and her lover. But her lover’s unexpected death shatters Michale’s carefully constructed peace.

 

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Credits

Director: Raphaël Nadjari

Producer: Marek Rozenbaum

Producer: Geoffroy Grison (FR)

Cast: Asi Levi

Cast: Danny Shteg

Written by: Raphaël Nadjari

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Distributor: SISU

Awards

"Winner of the France Culture Award at the 2005 Cannes Film Festival, this Franco-Israeli coproduction tells the story of a thirty-something woman (Assi Levy) who works at her father's (Uri Gabriel) Tel Aviv accounting firm."

- Facets Multimedia

Stunning performances at all level inlaid with haunting sober cello music, Nadjari's "Stones" is a dark gem!"

- Sylvie Finkelstein, Paris/Tel Aviv

"Avanim is a powerful film with a raw realism that Raphael Nadjari is known for. The movie leaves you with the understanding that human suffering is universal and that no matter where you are in this world the pain is the same…"

- Demita Usher, Splash Magazines