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Aviya’s Summer

  • Israel / 1988 / 95min / DVD / Colour
  • Original Title : Ha-Kayitz Shel Aviya
  • Language : Hebrew, Polish
  • Genre : Drama
  • Director : Eli Cohen
  • Screenwriter : Gila Almagor, Eitan Evan
  • Cinematographer : David Gurfinkel
  • Editor : Tova Neeman
  • Cast : Gila Almagor, Kaipo Cohen


Set in the summer of 1951 in the harsh early days of the Israeli state, 10-year-old Aviya is a bright girl whose fiercely independent mother, Henya is traumatized by her own experiences as a Partisan during the war. Their affectionate, fragile and deeply poignant relationship is told through Aviya, who hopes for stability with her mother while still having fantasies of a father she refuses to believe is dead.

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