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Yana's Friends

Yana's Friends

This beloved Israeli classic from director Arik Kaplun explores the lives of Russian immigrants who land in Israel during the time of the Gulf War and must wrestle with the problems of immigrants everywhere: language, culture, money, jobs and love. As Scud missiles fly overhead, the beautiful, pregnant Yana and her flatmate Eli find themselves locked in the same airtight bedroom - where sparks quickly begin to fly and love blossoms.

Winner of 10 Israeli Academy Awards including Best Picture of the Year!
Karlovy Vary Int'l Film Festival - Grand Prix Best Actress, Ecumenical Jury Award - 1999
Jerusalem Film Festival - Wolgin Award & Honorable Mention -1999
Cinema Mediterraneer Montpellier - Public Prize & Cine Bnc D’essai - 1999
MedFilm Festival - Artistic Expression Award – 1999
World Fest Houston - Best Foreign Film, 2000
IsraFest Film Festival - Audience Award 2000
Cinemanila Int'l Film Festival - Jury Prize & Best Actress 2000

A Film by Arik Kaplun
Israel, 1999
Drama, Romance, Comedy
Hebrew, Russian
90 minutes

Yana's Friends