The World is Funny
Nominated for 15 Israeli Academy Awards
Sunday June 9 ~ 2:00 pm
UNM SUB Theater
The World is Funny - Israel's box-office hit of 2012, nominated for a record 15 Israeli academy awards - is a complex allegory on Israeli society, far away from news headlines.
Set in provincial sunny Tiberias, the central characters are estranged siblings who have endured childhood abandonment only to face new challenges in adulthood: a widower (Dani Shteg) whose older son has just awakened from a lengthy coma; a radio producer (Elli Finish) and his terminally-ill Russian girlfriend (Ola Schor-Selektar); and a travel agent (Assi Levi) whose daughter was killed in an army accident.
These stories are gradually knitted together, resulting in an emotional climax.
Purchase tickets here at Hold My Ticket. View the trailer here.
This is only one of the Films of Jewish Interest that the Albuquerque Film & Media Experience is presenting this year. Click here to learn more.