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Family Secrets

Directed by: Nitza Gonen
92 Minutes, 1998

Based on Yehudit Katzir’s novel Schalffstunde, the film presents the unusual love story between a 15 year old girl and her 15 year old cousin who lives in the United States. The two met every summer in Tel Aviv and secretly discovered the pain of love, sexual attraction and the unavoidable power of forbidden desire. When their uncle intervenes and dies mysteriously, they remain separated until years later when they meet again and finally discover the truth about their past.


Director: Nitza Gonen

Producer: Eitan Evan

Producer: Moshe Levinson

Producer: Hagai Shaham

Cast: Romi Aboulafia

Cast: Louise Asher

Cast: Natan Cogan

Cast: Eli Cohen

Cast: Michael Hanegbi

Cast: Yael Horowitz

Cast: Aviv Joel

Cast: Rosina Kambus

Cast: Alexander Peleg

Cast: Galia Soudri

Cast: Adi Terer

Original Novel Writer: Yehudit Kazir

Screenwriter: Shemi Zarhin

Original Music: Ady Cohen

Cinematographer: Gideon Porath

Art Direction: Israel Walgelemter

Makeup artist: Frances Heiman

1st assistant director: Michal Engel

Sound re-recording mixer: Israel David

Editor: Danny Shick