Shiva (2008 film)

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Promotional poster
Directed by Ronit Elkabetz
Shlomi Elkabetz
Produced by Guy Jacoel

Yochanan Kredo
Elie Meirovitz
Eylon Ratzkovsky
Jean-Philippe Reza
Yossi Uzrad
Written by Ronit Elkabetz
Shlomi Elkabetz
Starring Ronit Elkabetz
Albert Iluz
Yaël Abecassis
Simon Abkarian
Hana Laszlo
Moshe Ivgy
Keren Mor
Alon Aboutboul
Music by Michel Korb
Sergio Leonardi
Cinematography Yaron Scharf
Edited by Joel Alexis
Distributed by Les Films du Losange
Release dates
  • 2 July 2008 (2008-07-02) (France)
  • 25 September 2008 (2008-09-25) (Israel)
Running time
103 minutes
Country Israel
Language French

Shiva is a 2008 Israeli drama film, also known by its English title as 7 Days, by Ronit Elkabetz and Shlomi Elkabetz. It is the second feature to be directed by the siblings, following 2004's To Take a Wife.


For seven days a large family of Moroccan descent observes the Jewish mourning ritual of Shiva when a brother dies. Living together again reveals many tensions and conflicts between family members. Amidst the tensions, the Gulf War rages in the background.[1][2][3]



The Jerusalem Post described it as a "beautifully acted, carefully thought out and heartfelt story".[4]


  1. ^ Israeli film maker Ronit Elkabetz Euro News. Retrieved on 28 June 2010
  2. ^ Israeli films favored in Cannes Ynet. 16 May 2008
  3. ^ Israeli family sitting ‘Shiva’ finds all its enemies within 19 February 2009. Jewish Weekly
  4. ^ Seven Days (Shiva). Retrieved on 29 June 2010

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