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Yana’s Friends

Directed by: Arik Kaplun
90 Minutes, 1999

This charming, entertaining film full of warm humor, swept the recent israeli Awards in almost every category. A romantic comedy that takes place during the time of the Gulf War with Iraq as scuds fly overhead, and the country waits in their airtight rooms. Yana, abandoned by her husband, is pregnant, penniless, and in debt. She moves into a flat with Eli, an Israeli wedding photographer who secretly videotapes Yanna, turning her life into a film project. Yanna discovers that tapes and explodes, but then the SCUDs force them into the same sealed room.

Credits

Director: Arik Kaplun

Producer: Anat Bikel

Producer: Moshe Levinson

Producer: Uri Sabag

Producer: Marek Rozenbaum

Cast: Evelyne Kaplun

Cast: Nir Levy

Cast: Shmil Ben Ari

Cast: Mosko Alkalay

Cast: Dalia Friedland

Cast: Vladimir Friedman

Cast: Israel Damidov

Cast: Lana Sachanova

Cast: Jenya Fleisher

Cast: Evyatar Lazar

Cast: Lucy Dubinchik

Cast: Valentin Nikulin

Cast: Aleksandr Stanilov

Screenwriter: Arik Kaplun

Screenwriter: Semyon Vinokur

Composer: Avi Benjamin

Cinematographer: Valentin Belonogov

Film Editor: Einat Glaser-Zarhin

Art Director: Ariel Roshko

Costume Designer: Laura Dinolesko