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Yana’s Friends

Directed by Arik Kaplun

Israel | 90 minutes | 1999

Hebrew with English subtitles

Winner of 10 Israeli Academy Awards, numerous international festival awards, including the Grand Jury Prize at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and an art house hit in over 50 US cities, the romantic comedy Yana's Friends takes place in Israel in 1991, during the Gulf War. Yana, a young, beautiful and pregnant Russian immigrant is abandoned by her husband and left to fend for herself in the flat she shares with Eli, an Israeli wedding photographer with a passion for women. The threat of Saddam Hussein's poison gas missiles forces Yana and Eli into the same sealed bedroom where they share their stories, sparks fly, and love blossoms.
Foreign Title Ha-Chaverim Shel Yana
Director Arik Kaplun
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 1999
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 90 minutes
Principal Cast Evelyn Kaplun, Nir Levy, Shmil Ben Ari

Winner of 10 Israeli Ophir Awards

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