Zafi, a charming young housekeeper and aspiring writer in Tiberias, seems to be the only thing connecting three estranged siblings: Yardena (Assi Levy), Meron (Danny Steg) and Golan (Eli Finish). Prompted by her writing teacher, Zafi begins to dig up the family secrets. Yardena finds out she is pregnant, but has no memory of sleeping with anyone in years, including her husband. Meron’s 18-year-old son miraculously wakes up after 8 years in a coma. Meanwhile, Golan is trying desperately to reunite his girlfriend’s favorite comedy troupe, Gashash, before she succumbs to cancer. The World is Funny proves that laughter is truly the best medicine.
||Hebrew with English subtitles
Shemi Zarhin, Director
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.
Nominated for 15 awards by the Israeli Film Academy.