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Fortuna

Every year in May, the six Dvash sisters leave their homes, husbands, children, and grandchildren, as well as all of their work and worries, for a luxury vacation in Eilat.  For a brief time they forget about the world around them and even drop their names – calling each other “ikhchi” (Arabic for “my sister”). Behind these magical times together lies a miserable childhood in the shadow of their mother Fortuna, who betrayed her maternal role. Their painful stories of a traumatic childhood are intertwined with the optimism of sisterhood, friendship, sacrifice, strength, survival, intimacy, love and victory.

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2000; Psychoanalytical Films, London, UK, 2001

Director: Timna Rosenheimer

Producer: Hagai Levi, Osnat Eitan

Cinematographer: Itzik Portal

Editor: Naomi Press-Aviram

Supporter(s): "The Joint Social Fund" established by the New Fund for Cinema and Television and the Second Television and Radio Authority, The National Council for Culture and the Arts

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: איחצ'י

Every year in May, the six Dvash sisters leave their homes, husbands, children, and grandchildren, as well as all of their work and worries, for a luxury vacation in Eilat.  For a brief time they forget about the world around them and even drop their names – calling each other “ikhchi” (Arabic for “my sister”). Behind these magical times together lies a miserable childhood in the shadow of their mother Fortuna, who betrayed her maternal role. Their painful stories of a traumatic childhood are intertwined with the optimism of sisterhood, friendship, sacrifice, strength, survival, intimacy, love and victory.

Festivals and Awards:

Special Mention at the Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2000; Psychoanalytical Films, London, UK, 2001

 

Director: Timna Rosenheimer

Producer: Hagai Levi, Osnat Eitan

Cinematographer: Itzik Portal

Editor: Naomi Press-Aviram

Supporter(s): "The Joint Social Fund" established by the New Fund for Cinema and Television and the Second Television and Radio Authority, The National Council for Culture and the Arts

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: איחצ'י

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