Birth. Death. Life. Love. Marriage. Divorce. Infatuation. Passion. Joy. Heartbreak. And dancing Hassids! Welcome to the topsy-turvy world of Nina's Tragedies, writer/director Savi Gabizon's serio-comic look at an Israeli teenager's coming-of-age and his attraction to his beautiful but emotionally fragile Aunt Nina.
Winner of 11 Israeli Academy prizes (including Best Picture, Best Director, and Best Screenplay) as well as Best Film and Best Screenplay awards at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Nina's Tragedies takes place over an intensely emotional six months in the life of 14 year-old Nadav (AVIV ELKABETS). The film unfolds through a series of funny and touching journal entries in which Nadav reminisces about this turbulent period in his family's history--from his high-strung Uncle Haimon's (YORAM HATTAV) untimely death to the passing of his estranged, deeply religious father, Amnon (SHMIL BEN-ARI).
By turns profound and whimsical, sexy and surprising, Nina's Tragedies is ultimately about unconditional acceptance--and the power of love to heal.
Hebrew with English, Hebrew & Russian Subtitles
Israel Drama 2003 107 min
- Language: Hebrew
- Original Release date: 2003
- Media: PAL DVD (EUR)
- Runtime: 96 mins