Moshe Mizrahi film festival – The House on Chelouche St

Moshe Mizrahi film festival

At Hampstead Garden Suburb synaogogue

The House on Chelouche St (1973)
Film 110 minutes
12 June 2012
8.15 pm

The film tells the story of a Sephardi family of Egyptian Jewish immigrants who settle in 1947 Tel Aviv. Clara, (played by Gila Almagor) , one of Israel’s most prominent actresses, is a widow with four children. Sami makes the transition from a shy 15- year-old to a working man and an activist in the Irgun resistance movement. He develops a romantic attachment with a Russian librarian (Michal Bat-Adam ). Under pressure to take a husband, Clara’s feelings are complicated by the advances of another Egyptian Jew, played by Yosef Shiloach. The movie is a vivid description of the lives of Sephardi immigrant families on the eve of the declaration of the state of Israel against a backdrop of escalating violence.