Cupcakes
Bananot

A film by Eytan Fox

2013 - Israel - Comedy

synopsis

A group of friends in a Tel Aviv suburb get together to watch Universong, a Eurovision-like television song contest. They'd all like to forget the stress of their daily lives. Yael is a former beauty queen who is unfulfilled by her job as a corporate lawyer; Dana is a stressed-out aide to a cabinet minister and timidly tries to please her traditional father; Anat , has a successful bakery but an unsuccessful marriage; Keren is a shy blogger; Efrat is a frustrated singer- songwriter whose career has stalled; and Ofer is a nursery-school teacher who is upset that his boyfriend, a spokes-model for his family's famous brand of hummus, is still in the closet and won't publicly acknowledge their romance. When the night of the Universong final rolls around, they gather to watch and are depressed by the lifelessness of the Israeli entry, a parody of many recent offerings, a flashy, grating song about "amour." After they realize that Anat is distraught over the crisis in her marriage, they compose a song to cheer her up. As a lark, Ofer enters their cellphone video of it in next year's contest, and it becomes Israel's entry.

  • cast

    • Anat Waxman (Anat)
    • Keren Berger (Keren)
    • Ofer Shechter (Ofer)
    • Efrat Dor (Efrat)
    • Yael Bar-Zohar (Yael)
    • Dana Ivgi (Dana)
    • Edouard Baer (Edouard)
  • crew +

    • Producers
    • Abot Hameiri
    • United King Films
    • Chic Films
    • Keshet
    • Screenplay
    • Eli Bijaoui
    • Eytan Fox
    • Editor
    • Ron Omer
    • Cinematographer
    • Dani Shneor
    • Sound
    • Gil Toren
    • Music
    • Frank Ilfman

awards & nominations

  • Iris Prize Best Feature Award UK
  • Best Comedy by the audience for the Los Angeles Jewish Film Festival

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