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My Lovely Sister

Directed by Marco Carmel

Israel | 91 minutes | 2011

Hebrew with English subtitles

Set in an impoverished housing block in one of Israel’s peripheral towns, My Lovely Sister is based on a Moroccan-Jewish folktale and chronicles the love triangle between Rahma, her crude husband and the ghost of her beautiful sister who died from the pain of banishment for having married an Arab man. Evelin Hagoel won an Israeli Oscar for her performance as Rahma, a wife, and mother whose primitive superstition hides an inner struggle. Seamlessly blending comedy, melodrama and magic realism, director Marco Carmel offers an earthy tale of buried resentments, sexual passions and hidden capacities for love and compassion.
Director Marco Carmel
Countries of Production Israel
Year of Presentation 2011
Language(s) Hebrew with English subtitles
Premiere Status
Runtime 91 minutes
Principal Cast Moshe Ivgy, Evelin Hagoel, Reymonde Amsallem

Nominated for 11 Israeli Ophir Awards

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