CFIC: Gei Oni

From October Spotlight: Tzivi’s Guide to the 2011 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema

Tamar Alkan makes an unforgettable screen debut as “Fania” in Gei Oni (Valley of Fortitude). Fania is a refined young woman who arrives in Turkish Palestine circa 1882 traumatized by the Ukrainian pogroms which decimated her family. Moving to a settlement near Sfat, she must build a new life for herself while coming to terms with her past. Gei Oni, directed with epic scope and historical precision by Dan Wolman, has already received festival awards in France, Germany and Romania.

CFIC RECEPTION: The Chicago YIVO Society hosted a reception for filmmaker Dan Wolman after the Gei Oni screening on Sun 11/6. Pictured with Wolman below are Kate Berezutskaya (l)  and Morrie Fred (r).

Thanks to everyone at DiPescara Restaurant for a delightful evening!

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