Clara Hakadosha

 (Ori Sivan,Ari Folman, Israel, 1996) 85 minutes


Directors: Ari Folman, Ori Sivan
Producers: Marek Rozenbaum, Uri Sabag
Screenplay: Ari Folman, Ori Sivan, Pavel Kohout, from the novel by Pavel Kohout
Photography: Valentin Belonogov
Editor: Dov Steuer
Music: Berry Saharof
Lucy Dubinchik (Clara)
Halil Elohev (Tikel)
Johnny Peterson (Rosy)
Maya Mayron (Libby)
Yigal Naor (Headmaster Tissona)
Joseph El Dror (Teacher Mounitz)

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Winner of six Israeli Academy Awards

Young Clara is unbelievably brilliant and extraordinarily magical - literally - which is not necessarily a bonus at Golda Meir Junior High which she attends. Taunted by the boys, who also use her to cheat on tests, Clara quickly becomes the object of the affection of one of them. But love will deprive her of her super powers...

Part of an Israeli Film Festival in association with the Embassy of Israel.

Weblink: Review by Mick LaSalle, San Francisco Chronicle

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