Ha-Asonot Shel Nina (2003)

Genres - Comedy Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Coming-of-Age, Family Drama, Tragi-comedy  |   Release Date - Mar 25, 2005 (USA - Limited)  |   Run Time - 110 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Israeli filmmaker Savi Gabizon directs the tragi-comic drama Ha-Asonot Shel Nina, also released as Nina's Tragedies (A Very Sad Comedy). Teenaged boy Nadav (Aviv Elkabeth) is secretly in love with his beautiful Aunt Nina (Ayelet Zurer). When her husband dies and his parents get divorced, Nadav is more than willing to go live with her. However, many strange things start to happen just after he arrives. Nadav's estranged father (Yoram Hattab) suddenly wants to reconnect with him after many years. Also, the mourning Nina is pursued by a photographer named Avinoam (Alon Aboutbul). Nina's Tragedies won several awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival before its U.S. premiere at the Sundance Film Festival in 2004.

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aunt, coming-of-age, divorce, photographer, teenagers, widow/widower