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Lost Islands

A Film by Reshef Levy
(Israel, 2008, 103 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Michael Moshonov, Oshri Cohen, Yuval Sharf, Shmil Ben-Ari and Ofer Shechter)

The Levys are a happy, noisy, colorful, family of eight people living in a small town in Israel in 1980.  The father, a contractor by trade, is obsessed by his garden where he grows the cacti he finds in the area. He continuously preaches to his children about the importance of fulfilling ones' dreams. A person without a dream, according to the father, is a dead person.  The mother bustles around with pots and pans full of food and teaches her children her one important principle – total family loyalty.  The family must protect one another at any cost.

This ideal life is shattered when both the twin brothers fall in love with the new girl in town who arrives on an intoxicating cloud of American fragrances.  Our hero, Erez, realizes how difficult it is to maintain family loyalty while pursuing his private dream. 

Erez and his new love accidentally discover a family secret which changes everyone's lives forever.  Tormented by the Pandor's Box he has opened, Erez tries to escape by stealing his twin brother's dream – he joins the army's commando unit.  He leaves his brother at home to take care of the broken family - and have an affair with
Erez's true love.

What is the worth of the lives of those who do not pursue their dreams?

AWARDS, SCREENINGS & FESTIVALS 

• Award of the Israeli Film Academy - Best Actor Michael Moshonov, Best Supporting Actor Shmil Ben Ari, Best Costume Design Rona Doron,  Best Music Asaf Amdurski
 Rome International Film Festival
 Monte-Carlo Film Festival de la Comédie
 Santa Barbara International Film Festival
 NJ Israeli Film Series
 Philiadelphia Israeli Film Festival
 Pittsburgh Jewish Israeli Film Festival
 Cherry Hill Jewish Film Festival
 The National Center for Jewish Film
 Toronto Jewish Film Festival
 Dallas Jewish Film Festival
 Film IsReal,  Netherlands
 Israeli Film Festival Brazil
 European Film Festival Palic
 San Francisco Jewish Film Festival
 São Paulo Jewish Film Festival
 Rio Jewish Film Festival
 Australia Israel Cultural Exchange
 Zurich Film Festival
 The JCC in Manhattan
 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema
 Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival
 Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival
 Washington Jewish Film Festival
 Atlanta Jewish Film Festival
 Denver Jewish Film Festival
 Zagreb Jewish Film Festival
 San Antonio Jewish Film Festival
 Athens Jewish Film Festival
 JCC Greater Vancouver
 North Miami Beach JCC
 Harrisburg Jewish Film Festival
 Winnipeg Jewish Film Festival
 Central Florida Jewish Film Festival
 North Virginia Jewish Film Festival
 CINEMAVIV 2 - Israeli Film Festival Berlin
 Adat Shalom Reconstructionist Congregation
 Austin JFF
 Baltimore JFF
 Budapest JFF
 Delaware Jewish Fed
 Detroit JFF
 Colombia Israeli FF
 Houston JCC
 Israeli consulate Mumbai
 Israeli Embassy in Riga, Latvia
 Israeli Embassy, Nairobi
 JCC of Staten Island
 Louisville KY JFF
 Mexico JFF
 Moscow Israeli FF
 Oakton College
 Panama Israeli FF
 Quito Israeli FF
 Singapore Israeli FF
 St. Louis JFF
 Fairfield County CT
 Wellington Israeli FF
 Budapest Israeli FF
• Embassy of Israel in Abidjan 2014


* Not available for all German speaking territories, i.e. Germany, Austria, Liechtenstein, Alto Adige, German speaking Switzerland, German speaking Luxembourg

 
Screening fee:  $500.00

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