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The Summer of Avia Details

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A young girl and her mother both carry the scars of their experiences during the holocaust in this drama from Israel. In 1951, Aviya (Kaipo Cohen) is a ten-year-old girl being raised by her single mother, Henya (Gila Almagor), in a small village in Israel. Henya is a survivor of a Nazi concentration camp, and has come out of the experience considerably worse for wear; she's haunted by the memories of her past, and has become emotionally unstable. Circumstances for her and her daughter are hardly improved by the poverty of the newly wounded state of Israel, and their own difficult economic circumstances. Aviya, meanwhile, is obsessed with finding her missing father, and wonders if he might be the man who has just moved into their village. Henya, however, knows better, and knows why Aviya's father is never coming back to them. The Summer of Aviya was based on a novel by Gila Almagor, who also plays Henya; a sequel, Under the Domim Tree, was released in 1995. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Berlin International Film Festival Kaipo Cohen Silver Bear for Best Actress 1989 Winner
Berlin International Film Festival Gila Almagor Silver Bear for Best Actress 1989 Winner

Cast

Gila Almagor
as Henia
Kaipo Cohen
as Aviya

Crew

Eitan Evan
Producer
Gila Almagor
Producer
Gila Almagor
Screenwriter
Gila Almagor
Book Author
David Gurfinkel
Cinematographer
Shem-Tov Levi
Composer (Music Score)
Tova Neeman
Editor
Yoram Shayer
Art Director
Rona Doron
Costume Designer
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