Moshe Mizrahi film festival

I Love You Rosa (1972)
Film 72 minutes

This story centres on the Jewish practice that requires an unmarried brother to marry the childless widow of his dead brother. In this story the younger brother is only 12 years old, but as time passes he develops a deep affection for Rosa, played by Michael Bat-Adam. Written by Dan Sternberg. Starring Michal Bat-Adam, Gabi Ptterman and Yosef Shiloach.

Wednesday 23 May 2012
8.15 pm

Hampstead Garden Suburb Synagogue
Norrice Lea
London N2 ORE

£8 or £15 for three films

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Also at Hampstead Garden Suburb synaogogue we will be showing two other films by Moshe Mizrahi:

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.

A Weekend in the Galilee (2007)
Film 93 minutes

26 June 2012
8.15 pm

The film is inspired by Chekhov's "Uncle Vanya", relocated to Israel in the 1990s. Avner, a respected Professor of Art and his young wife, Ilana, come to visit the farm run by his brother-in-law Menahem and children from his first marriage, with a view to selling it.

Avner is in pain and needs to see a doctor. His daughter Rachel calls Joel, a physician and friend of the family, with whom she is in love. However, Joel and Ilana have a secret relationship Menahem is in love with Ilana. Neither Rachel nor Menahem is aware of the secret love affair between Joel and Ilana.

The proposed sale brings to the fore all the latent conflicts in the family. The film depicts the weariness, the frustrations and pain of large segments of Israeli society, their love of the land and of one another, their dreams and their hopes.