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Event details

RECEPTION 19.00 / FILM 19.45

FOLLOWED BY DISCUSSION WITH DIRECTOR EYTAN FOX, CO-SCREENWRITER ELI BIJAOU AND ACTRESS KEREN BERGEN

Attending this event

Eytan Fox

Eytan Fox is an Israeli film director, whose films, including Walk On Water, Yossi and Jagger and The Bubble, have all played to great acclaim at the UK Jewish Film Festival. His father, Seymour Fox, was a Conservative rabbi and a leading professor of Jewish education at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His mother, Sara Kaminker-Fox, was the head of the Jerusalem city council and involved in Jerusalem urban planning.

Films screening at this event

Cupcakes

original title
בננות
Director
Eytan Fox
Country
Israel
Year
2013
Duration
90 min

“Watching Cupcakes is like taking an extravagant 90-minute vacation from reality, and who couldn’t use a vacation these days?” – Jerusalem Post

Award-winning filmmaker Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jagger, Walk On Water) returns with a stylised, gossamer-light musical comedy about life, love and friendship.

When heartbroken Tel Aviv baker Anat gets together with her friends to watch a Eurovision-style song contest, the catchy tune they write to cheer her up unexpectedly ends up as Israel’s entry for the contest! But will the good-natured friends survive the cut-throat world of the pop business? With feel good music by Babydaddy (Scissor Sisters), technicolor styling à la Almodóvar and an unashamedly entertaining storyline that could have come from Friends, this hit musical comedy is the guiltiest pleasure of the year.