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Film Screening: "The World is Funny" - Opening Night of the Israeli Film Festival of Philadelphia
Saturday, March 2, 2013, 8:00 pm and
Sunday, March 3, 2013, 3:00 pm
3701 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Zafi, a charming young housekeeper and aspiring writer in Tiberias, seems to be the only thing connecting three estranged siblings: Yardena, Meron and Golan. Prompted by her writing teacher, Zafi begins to dig up the family secrets. Yardena finds out she is pregnant, but has no memory of sleeping with anyone in years, including her husband. Meron’s 18-year-old son miraculously wakes up after 8 years in a coma. Meanwhile, Golan is trying desperately to reunite his girlfriend’s favorite comedy troupe, Gashash, before she succumbs to cancer. The World is Funny proves that laughter is truly the best medicine.
Israel, 2012, 121 minutes.
Hebrew with English subtitles
Guest Speaker: Shemi Zarhin
Director: Shemi Zarhin
Awards: Nominated for 15 awards by the Israeli Film Academy.
Saturday Tickets: General Admission $18; Seniors $15; students free
Sunday Tickets: General Admission $12; Seniors $10
Students: Reserve your free tickets online. Make sure to pick them up an hour before the screening, otherwise the reservation will expire.
On the day of the show, tickets will be available at the box office starting one hour before the screening.
Please note: General admission tickets are open seating; reserved seating is one benefit of becoming a sponsor!
Gala dessert Reception on Saturday following the film.