Lightbox Film Center at the International House
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Saturday, February 24, 2007, 8:00 pm
Aviva (Assi Levy) , a hard-working hotel cook in a small northen Israeli town of Tiberias, is on the brink of finally fulfilling her lifelong dream of becoming a published writer. But first she must deal with her unemployed husband (Dror Keren), nosy sister (Rotem Abuhab) and unstable mother (Levana Finkelstein).
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2006
Time: 107 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Shemi Zarhin
Topics: Family, Women in Israeli Society
Guest Speaker: Shemi Zarhin, Director and Writer Shemi Zarhin is an acclaimed Israeli novelist and film director. He was born in Tiberias and studied film at Tel Aviv University. His movies include titles such as Bonjour Monsieur Shlomi (2003), Aviva My Love (2006), and The World is Funny (2012). His first novel Some Day was a bestseller in Israel.
Israeli Academy Awards of 2006 - Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress - Assi Levy: Chicago Film Festival - Best Screenplay; Jerusalem Film Festival - Best Screenplay.