An Israeli Love Story  סיפור אהבה ארץ-ישראלי

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010

Saturday, March 10, 2018, 8:00 pm

General Admission $13, Senior $10, Student $6

The year is 1947. 24 year old Eli (Avraham Aviv Alush) lives on a kibbutz where he works all day, every day. After a chance encounter, Margalit (Adi Bielski) pursues Eli and discovers that he’s clandestinely helping the Palmach smuggle Holocaust survivors into Palestine. His mission only makes her love him more deeply, but his reality is very different from hers: she’s a drama student and theatre lover who is reluctant to give up a life of creativity. Although her love is strong enough to make the necessary sacrifices, turbulent times in pre-state Israel reveal that love may not be enough to overcome all. The movie is based on the true love affair between Pnina Gary (who contributes to the script) and Eli Ben-Zvi, son of the second President of the State of Israel.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2016
Time: 93 minutes
Genre: Drama, Historical
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Dan Wolman
Topics: Immigrants to Israel, Love
Best Actress Audience Award, The Golden Rooster, One Hundred Flower Festival ("The Chinese Oscar"); Nominated, Best Costume Design, Israeli Film Academy 2017