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Yom Yom

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In Yom Yom, the second film in Amos Gitai's (Devarim, Kadosh) celebrated "City Trilogy," Israel's preeminent writer-director weaves, "a darkly comic tale of characters driven by divided loyalties and neurotic inhibitions" (The Village Voice) in the mixed nationality Mediterranean port city of Haifa. Featuring a top-flight ensemble cast, including multiple Israeli Academy Award¨ winner Moshe Ivgy (Munich) and stage legend (and 20s UFA child star) Hanna Meron (M), Yom Yom is a film of unusual wit, grace and insight.

In spite of blood ties to both Haifa's Jewish and Arab populations, Moshe (Ivgy) leads a rootless existence. Grown weary of his impatient wife Didi (Keren Mor) and ambivalent about his needy young mistress Grisha (Natali Atiya), the only relationships Moshe doesn't complicate are with his devoted parents, Jewish Hanna (Meron) and Arab Yussuf, and with Jules (Juliano Mer), Moshe's ne'r-do-well childhood friend. But when Jules' real estate developer brother moves to buy a prized piece of property from the Arab side of the family, Moshe's divided ancestry is put to the test. As Moshe becomes entangled in the hidden connections between friend, wife, lover, parent, Arab and Jew, Yom Yom, "exploits the comedy of Moshe's predicament without robbing the character of his dignity" (The New York Times).

From boudoir to bakery to army barracks, "Gitai's genius," wrote The Village Voice "is to show the conflict infiltrating every encounter." Underneath its deadpan surface, Yom Yom is a film of incisiveness and energy that places an individual face on a city's divided identity, and reveals the heart beneath anonymous modern ennui.

Specifications

Studio Kino Video
SKU 202470793
UPC 738329047221
UPC 14 00738329047221
Format DVD
Release Date 2/13/2012
Aspect Ratio
Letterbox  1.85:1
Actors
Name Ivgy,Moshe
Link Search Link
Cast & Crew
Amos Gitai - Director
Amos Gitai - Writer
Dalit Kahan - Actor
David Mandil - Producer
Hanna Meron - Actor
Jacky Cukier - Writer
Juliano Mer - Actor
Laurent Truchot - Producer
Moshe Ivgy - Actor
Nili Richter - Editor
Phillip Kado - Original Music By
Renato Berta - Cinematographer
Features
DVD, Letterbox, Aspect Ratio 1.85:1, English, Subtitled
Product Attributes
Actor Ivgy,Moshe
Label Kino International
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
Quotes
Ken Fox, TV Guide ...wonderfully drawn characters...amusing and well played.
Leslie Camhi, The Village Voice A darkly comic tale of characters riven by divided loyalties and neurotic inhibitions.
V.A. Musetto, New York Post Veteran stage, screen and TV actor Moshe Ivgi gives a sturdy performance...

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