An Israeli Love Story

Directed by Dan Wolman
Film Movement
93 Minutes
Israel, USA, United Kingdom
Drama, Romance, Jewish
Jewish Studies, Middle Eastern Studies
DVD $150.00
PPR $350.00
DRL $499.00
PPR+DRL $599.00
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The year is 1947. 18-year old Margalit from a village in northern Israel loves theater and dreams of becoming an actress. One day she falls in love with 24-year old Eli from Kibbutz Beit Keshet. She tries to get close to him, hoping he'll fall for her, but things don't go so smoothly. He has a girlfriend and is busy with the dramatic events preceding the birth of Israel. Slowly the barriers come down, Margalit moves in with Eli and they set up a date for their wedding. But then, Israel's harsh reality steps in.

An Israeli Love Story is based on the actual love affair between actress/director Pnina Gary and Eli Ben-Zvi, son of author Rachel Yanait and Yitzhak Ben-Zvi, Israel’s second president.

DVD Features

Discs: 1

  • Highest Rating
    "Dan Wolman’s new film avoids melodrama and sentimentality, and reinforces his stature as the most important independent filmmaker in Israeli cinema."
  • Highest Rating
    " “An Israeli Love Story” ultimately achieves a poignant power. En route, it offers a rare glimpse of everyday life in the postwar, pre-state years."
    Michael Fox, The Jewish News of Northern California


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