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Passover Fever

Directed by: Shemi Zarhin
100 Minutes, 1995, Drama

A middle-class Israeli family has a reunion for Passover and finds itself feasting on a smorgasbord of dysfunction as its members try to cope with their innumerable problems in this drama. Yona and Michael are hosting the Passover festivities. It is a sadder than usual gathering because one of their sons was recently killed in a military accident. Nathaniel, twin brother of the deceased, creates a stir when he shows up with his new girlfriend. How will his ex-wife Gila bear this? Dorona is the eldest and is constantly plagued by allergies, something that has helped kill the romance in her marriage to Rikki. Shai is anorexic while Dalia is morbidly obese. Meanwhile, the bratty son of Nathaniel and Gila creates all sorts of malicious mischief.


Director: Shemi Zarhin

Producer: Danny Dimbort

Producer: Amitan Manelzon

Producer: Michael Sharfstein

Cast: Gila Almagor

Cast: Joseph Shiloach

Cast: Alon Abutbul

Cast: Anat Waxman

Cast: Aryeh Moskona

Cast: Esti Zakheim

Written by: Shemi Zarhin

Distributor: Sisu Home Entertainment


Israeli Film Academy Awards: Best Supporting Actress

Montreal World Film Festival: Best Screenplay