Joy


Drama
Drama

Joy Levine lives in an old apartment that, in complete contrast to her, is shabby and worn-out on the outside while well-kept and filled with joy on the inside. Her life changes when she auditions for a TV show called “Gotta Be Happy”.


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Joy

A Film by: Julie Shles
(Israel, 2005, 90 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Sigalit Fuchs,Tal Friedman, Dorit Lev-Ari, Keren Mor)

Joy Levine lives in an old apartment that, in total contrast to her, is shabby and worn-out on the     outside while well-kept and filled with joy on the inside. Her life changes when she signs up as a candidate for a TV show named “Gotta Be Happy”. To her astonishment, she is chosen to throw               a surprise party for her parents on the upcoming show, to be aired after Yom Kippur and with forgiveness as its theme. However, there is a price: she has to let the viewers into her private inner  world and share with them an event that has haunted her family for the past twenty-two years. The      fun and games expected from such a show is jeopardized by a string of events threatening to        shatter the already cracked family. 

Can Joy take the lead and bring her family to happiness?

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