Israeli Film Week Plays Prague

The first-ever Israeli Film Week in Czechoslovakia was opened on April 2 by Czech Minister of Culture Milan Uhde and Israeli Ambassador Yoel Sher in one of the largest cinemas in the center of Prague.

Among those attending was Czech Deputy Prime Minister Milan Lukes, outstanding representatives of Czech arts and culture, and Israeli film director Eli Cohen, whose “The Summer of Aviya” was screened at the festival opening.

This picture, which deals with the problem of Holocaust survivors and their children in Israeli society of the 1950s, received an award at the International Film Festival in Berlin in 1989. The Prague filmgoing public greeted the movie with applause.

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