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by Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz


Set in Israel in 1991, the film centres on the Ohaion family who are mourning the death of one of their relatives. In keeping with tradition, the close relatives gather together in the home of the deceased and stay there for seven days. While everyone seems to bow to the custom, living under the same roof becomes increasingly difficult. Forced to put up with one another day and night, the brothers and sisters soon let their bitterness and arguments override the sense of communal reverence. The atmosphere becomes unbearable and long-buried truths finally surface…

original title: Shiva
country: France, Israel
sales agent: Les Films du Losange
year: 2007
genre: fiction
directed by: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
film run: 115'
release date: FR 02/07/2008
screenplay: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
cast: Sulika Kadosh, Albert Ilouz, Moshe Ivgy, David Ohaion, Rafi Amzaleg, Alon Aboutboul, Yehiel Elkabetz
cinematography by: Yaron Sharf
film editing: Joelle Alexis
art director: Beni Arbitman
music: Michel Korb, Sergio Leonardi
producer: Jean-Philippe Reza, Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yochanan Kredo
production: Thaleia Production, July August Production (IL)
distributor: Les Films du Losange


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