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The Monkey House Gan hakofim


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Nathan & Lily Silver Family Foundation

Screening Information

Ontario Premiere
June 8, 9:15 pm
Cineplex Cinemas Empress Walk 5
June 10 – June 11
TJFF Virtual Cinema

Film Details

Country Israel
Year 2023
Running Time 121 MIN
Languages Hebrew, Italian
Director Avi Nesher

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“Beautiful, delicate and thoughtful” (Pablo Utin, Haaretz)
“Avi Nesher’s greatest film" (Yoav Ginai, Galei Zahal)

Award winning Israeli director and master storyteller Avi Nesher (Turn Left at the End of the World, Past Life) returns to TJFF with this moving blend of literary mystery, light comedy and endearing character study, drawn from real events. Long-time collaborator Adir Miller (The Matchmaker) plays Amitay, a once-famous author who seeks to revive his career in hopes of impressing Tamar (Shani Cohen), whom he has loved since childhood. After a scholar cancels their book about his literary oeuvre, Adir hires an actress to impersonate them and keep the project alive. Competing narratives collide with the truth, resulting in life-changing consequences for all.


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Review "Avi Nesher's new funny, thought-provoking film" Jerusalem Post

***** (5 stars)
“An unforgettable masterpiece.”
-Shirel Dealer, Makor Rishon

***** (5 stars)
“Very wise and sensitive.”
-Zion Nanos, Channel 12 News

***** (5 stars)
“A funny and heartfelt rollercoaster.”
-Ilyana Dayan, The Morning Show

**** (4 stars)
“An excellent ironic and very funny film.”
-Dr. Shmuel Duvdevani, Ynet

**** (4 stars)
“An extraordinary, sophisticated film.”
-Dr. Avner Shavit, Walla

**** (4 stars)
“Wonderous, moving, and very smart.”
-Yair Raveh, Calaclist

**** (4 stars)
“Captivating, moving, and very witty.”
-Ron Fugel, Atmosphere