Aviva, My Love (Aviva Ahuvati)
Aviva, My Love (Aviva Ahuvati) (2007)

A hotel cook who longs to eschew the demands of her job and highly eccentric family furtively dreams of becoming a successful writer in writer/director Shemi Zarhin's award-winning family drama. Between struggling to keep up with orders… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: March 22, 2007
DVD Release Date: March 17, 2009
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Andrea Gronvall
Chicago Reader

Sasson Gabai, in a surprisingly sympathetic performance, is the blocked Tel Aviv author who first mentors her and then publishes her work as his own.

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Peter Keough
Boston Phoenix

There must be a cinematic new wave afoot in which directors around the world churn out treacly, "audience-pleasing" pabulum knowing that it will probably serve as the opening-night film at various festivals in the United States.

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Lisa Nesselson

Incident-packed tale is marbled with black humor but Israeli gumption triumphs by default.

Hannah Brown
Jerusalem Post

Writer/director Shemi Zarhin, who made the much more successful Hacochavim shel Shlomi (international title: Bonjour, Monsieur Shlomi), is still a filmmaker worth watching, but this isn't his best effort.

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