Summer Israeli Film Series Continues

Thu, August 14, 2008 | Houston JCC, 5601 S. Braeswood Blvd. Houston

7:30 PM

A mirror, a toothache, fish cooked with lemon: for Aviva (Asi Levi), these are the small bits of reality that spark the imagination, compelling her to write thoughtful, magical stories that she hopes one day to publish. But Aviva struggles to keep her family together: strong and sexy (a more svelte, Mizrahi version of an Anna Magnani character), she supports her unemployed husband by working as a cook in a hotel kitchen while raising her two teenage children, caring for her obstinate, unpredictable mother, counseling her spirited sister through a troubled marriage, and keeping the peace between them all. A pathway out of her provincial life appears when she meets a well-known author who believes her writing has promise and agrees to help edit her work. As Aviva begins to suspect that the author's intentions are less than noble, she is forced to make crucial decisions that pit her family's interests against her own dreams. Winner of six Awards of the Israeli Film Academy, including Best Picture, Best Actress, and Best Director. Tickets $3 JCC and MFAH Member / $5 Public

Sponsored by: Houston JCC

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