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Mrs. Moskowitz and the Cats

Directed by: Jorge Gurvich
83 Minutes, 2009, Drama; Romance

When Yolanda Moskowitz, a retired French teacher, wakes up in a hospital geriatric ward, she is convinced it must be a mistake. But the titanium plate in her hip confines her to a wheelchair and to a lengthy recovery. Nonetheless, Yolanda discovers a new life in the hospital. She develops a close relationship with Allegra, a solitary woman who is her roommate, and she meets Shaul, a former soccer player, who makes her feel certain emotions she thought had vanished from her life for good. Like a young woman in love, she does anything to get Shaul’s attention. But when the time comes for Yolanda to return home, will she be forced to return to her life of loneliness?

See more about Mrs. Moskowitz and the Cats at the Israel Film Center


Director: Jorge Gurvich

Producer: Amir Harel

Producer: Jorge Gurvich

Producer: Ayelet Kait

Producer: Elie Meirovitz

Cast: Rita Zohar

Cast: Moni Moshonov

Cast: Shulamit Adar

Cast: Ya’ackov Bodo

Cast: Tikva Dayan

Cast: Vladimir Friedman

Written by: Yoav Katz

Distributor: EZ Films


Jerusalem Film Festival:*Best Actress

Montreal World Film Festival

Israeli Film Academy Awards

San Francisco Jewish Film Festival