Seven Minutes in Heaven  שבע דקות בגן עדן

Bryn Mawr Film Institute
824 West Lancaster Avenue
Bryn Mawr, PA 19010

Sunday, March 14, 2010, 7:00 pm
Shortly before their wedding, Galia (Reymonde Amsallem) and Oren (Nadav Netz) board a local Jerusalem bus only to become victims of a deadly suicide bombing.  While her fiancé is knocked into a coma, Galia suffers a memory loss and is severely burned.  Through dark realistic scenes, the young woman ventures on a journey to assemble the missing pieces of that day.  An unidentified stranger who returns a cherished necklace to Galia propels her quest for answers in an unexpected way.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2008
Time: 94 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Omri Givon
Guest Speaker: Reymond Amsalem, Actress Reymond Amsalem is an accomplished Israeli actress. She has appeared in many films since the beginning of her professional career in 2003, including Seven Minutes in Heaven (2008), The Human Resources Manager (2010), Dusk (2010), Lebanon (2009), Kirot (2009). Her international fame came with supporting roles in Rendition (2007) and the HBO mini-series House of Saddam (2008). In 2011 Amsalem was the recipient of the Israeli Academy Award Ophir's Best Supporting Actress prize for her role in My Lovely Sister.
Winner of 2008 Haifa International Film Festival for Best Picture; 2009 Israeli Academy Awards nominee for Best Actress.