exground filmfest | 24 | wiesbaden | 11-20 nov 2011


filmfest > program > fokus - israel > ein sommer in haifa


by Avi Nesher
Israel 2010 Blu-ray Disc 118 min. OV Germ. ST

fr 11 nov  19.00 h   Caligari FilmBühne <Ticket reservieren>

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In the summer of 1968 teenager Arik takes on a summer job with the marriage broker Yankele, a mysterious Holocaust survivor. His office is in the backroom of a cinema, showing only love films run by a Romanian family of short people. Arik finds a whole new world built on the ruins of a world vanished. He experiences a summer, that’ll change him. He falls in love with Tamara, his friend Beni’s cousin. She is strong, unconventional and utterly beautiful, she speaks of women’s rights, free love and rock ’n’ roll. The framework of Nesher's film is the post-war trauma as well as the cultural and sexual revolution of the 1960s.

EIN SOMMER IN HAIFA [THE MATCHMAKER] is a magic, moving and deeply human film, which in 2010 was nominated for seven Israeli film awards.


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