PFS East
125 S. 2nd St.
Philadelphia, PA 19106

Sunday, April 14, 2024, 3:00 pm

Admission: General $15, Students and seniors $13

Second screening added due to popular demand!

In Israel’s official entry for the Academy Awards for Best International Feature Film, Ayelet Menahemi’s Seven Blessings revolves around an eventful Jewish Moroccan family wedding and the traditional blessings that are pronounced during the ceremony, again at the reception, and then again for the next seven nights with loved ones hosting special dinners in the couple’s honor. Behind the facade of joie de vivre and togetherness, there are secrets, lies, and a painful old wound that forces them to confront the past while wrecking the present, all entwined in this acclaimed story about fury, forgiveness, and food. Added to the mix is a joyous comedy of errors and misinterpretation by numerous members of the family speaking multiple languages, spanning Hebrew, Arabic, French, and the French Moroccan dialect.

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Country: Israel
Release Date: 2023
Time: 108 minutes
Genre: Comedy, Crime
Language: Hebrew, Arabic, French with English subtitles
Director: Ayelet Menahemi
Best Picture, Best Director for Ayelet Menahemi, Best Actress for Reymond Amsalem, Best Supporting Actress for Tikva Dayan, Best Screenplay for Reymond Amsalem & Eleanor Sela, Best Cinematography for Boaz Yehonatan Yaacov Nominated Best Editing for Ayelet Menahemi, Best Art Direction for Amir Yaron Nominated Best Costume Design for Inbal Shuki, Best Makeup for Orly Ronen, Best Casting for Orit Fouks Rotem, and Best Soundtrack for Aviv Aldema & Michael Legum.