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Avanim אבנים
Theatrical poster
Directed by Raphael Nadjari
Produced by Geoffroy Grison
Marek Rozenbaum
Itai Tamir
Noah Harlan (co)
Jean Labib (co)
Written by Raphael Nadjari
Starring Asi Levi
Danny Steg
Uri Gabriel
Music by Nathaniel Méchaly
Cinematography Laurent Brunet
Release date
February, 2004 (Germany - Berlin Film Festival)
March 16, 2005 (France)
July 14, 2004 (Israel - Jerusalem Film Festival)
Country Israel
United States
Language Hebrew

Avanim is Raphael Nadjari's fourth feature film. It was shot in and around Tel Aviv in 2003, in HDCam. The film was presented in the Berlin Film Festival as a Panorama: Special presentation in 2004.


Michale is a woman in her mid-30s, married with a young son and working in her father's Tel Aviv accounting firm serving religious institutions. She divides her time between her child, her husband, her work and the man with whom she is having an affair. When Michale learns of the sudden death of her lover, her life is shattered.


  • Asi Levi
  • Uri Gabriel
  • Florence Bloch
  • Shaul Mizrahi
  • Danny Steg
  • Gabi Amrani-Gur
  • Eli Eltonyo (Gabriel)


Following its premiere as a Panorama Special presentation at the Berlin Film Festival, Avanim premiered in New York at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) and was released theatrically in France later that year.

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