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Shiva (Seven Days)

ISRAEL/FRANCE 2008, 105’
Screenplay: Ronit Elkabetz, Shlomi Elkabetz
Editing: Joel Alexis
Sound: Aviv Aldema, Hervé Buirette, Neal Gibbs, Pierre-Jean Labrusse, Alon Shapira
Production: EZ FILMS/July August Productions
Cast: Ronit Elkabetz, Albert Illuoz


1991, Israel. A family is mourning the death of one of its members. The funeral wake traditionally lasts seven days, a time for prayer and for receiving friends and acquaintances. The house soon becomes the setting where latent conflicts explode, to an almost intolerable point, exacerbated by the different cultures coexisting in a family where Hebrew, Arab, French and German are spoken. Will the old mother, a symbol of tradition, be able to bring back peace?

VIVIANE - i registi Ronit e Shlomi ElkabetzRONIT ELKABETZ, SHLOMI ELKABETZ
Ronit and Shlomi Elkabetz were born in Israel of parents originally from Morocco. They co-wrote and co-directed their first movie To Take a Wife in 2003, which was awarded with Public and Critics awards at Venice Film Festival 2004. Ronit Elkabetz is one of the most acclaimed actresses in Israel, participating in films such as Or – My Treasure (Cannes Critics Week Grand Prize & Golden Camera), Late Marriage (Un Certain Regard) and recently, The Band’s Visit (Un Certain Regard). While teaching cinema at Sapir College in Israel, Shlomi wrote several feature film scripts (Fraction, Shetter, A fantastic Comedy and Herzel).  Seven Days is the second feature film by Ronit and Shlomi as co-writers and co-directors.