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An Israeli Love Story
An Israeli Love Story
The year is 1947. 18 year-old Margalit from a village in northern Israel loves theater and dreams of becoming an actress. One day she falls in love with 24 year-old Eli from Kibbutz Beit Keshet. She tries to get close to him, hoping he'll fall for her, but things don't go so smoothly. He has a girlfriend and is busy with the dramatic events preceding the birth of Israel. Slowly the barriers come down, Margalit moves in with Eli and they set up a date for their wedding. But then, Israel's harsh reality steps in.
Adi Bielski, Aviv Alush, Maya Wertheim, Issac Hizkiyah, Alex Anski, Amir Mugrabi, Sharon Friedman
English, French, Spanish, German, Russian
Produced with the help of
The Israel Film Fund, Reshet – Noga Ltd.
Reshet – Noga Ltd
The song "To Embrace the Void"
by Shoshi Wolman is sung by Marina Maximilian
WinnerBest Actress Audience Award to main actress Adi BielskiThe Golden Rooster, One Hundred Flower Festival ("The Chinese Oscar")2017
Dallas Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2019
Ann Arbor Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2019
Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2018
Miami Jewish Film Festival, USA , 2018
The Golden Rooster, One Hundred Flower Festival, China , Competitive Section , 2017
Tirana International Film Festival, Albania , 2017
Australia International Jewish Film Festival, Australia , 2017
Shalom Europa, France , 2017
Pitigliani Jewish Film Festival, Italy , 2017
SERET Santiago, Chile , 2017
SERET Amsterdam, Netherlands , 2017
Bangalore International Film Festival, India , 2017
Dan Wolman's new film avoids melodrama and sentimentality, and reinforces his stature as the most important independent filmmaker in Israeli cinema. Uri Klein, Haaretz
Unlike nationalistic-heroic films, "An Israeli Love Story" has a woman at its center, and its story is pathos free. With a great score and fine cinematography, veteran director Dan Wolman has filled the film with beautiful moments. Wolman shows that Zionistic films don't have to be loud manifestos, and can be made with the quiet and modesty characteristic of his other work. Shmulik Duvdevani, Ynet.com
An Israeli Love Story is a new and artistic feature film by Dan Wolman – a moving period piece – the story of a romance set in 1947 during the tumultuous period of the end of the British Mandate...
As in many of Wolman’s previous films, An Israeli Love Story is a strikingly human portrayal set against the backdrop of an historical period, mixing a private story with the national narrative... the fact that the film is based on a true story makes it particularly poignant and authentic Amy Kronish, Israeli Film and Filmmakers
A thrilling and impressive cinematic experience. Marat Parkhomovsky, Cinematheque