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Morirse está en Hebreo [videorecording] = My Mexican shivah / Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía ; Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad ; Goliat Films ... [et al.] ; una producción de Springall Pictures ; coproductora, Trisha Ziff ; argumento, Alejandro Springall ; producida por Alejandro Springall, Maite Argüelles ; escrita por Jorge Goldenberg ; dirigida por Alejandro Springall.

Other Title:
My Mexican shivah [videorecording]
Publication:
México : Springall Pictures ; [New York] : Emerging Pictures [distributor, 2008?]
Format/Description:
Archive
1 videodisc (98 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Subjects:
Stavans, Ilan -- Film adaptations.
Jewish families -- Mexico -- Drama.
Shivah (Jewish mourning period) -- Drama.
Form/Genre:
Comedy films.
Dark comedy films.
Film adaptations.
Motion pictures, Mexican.
Feature films.
Language:
In Spanish, Hebrew and Yiddish, with English subtitles; credits in Hebrew and Spanish; title also in Hebrew.
System Details:
DVD, NTSC, Region 1; Dolby Digital.
Summary:
Set in Polanco, a Jewish quarter of Mexico City, this seriocomic film depicts the religious rituals and dysfunctional dynamics of a Mexican Jewish family coping with the untimely death of their beloved pater familias Moishe. Cultures collide as Moishe's large family and assorted eccentric friends gather to pay their respects to the dead, sitting shivah for a week, as is the Jewish tradition. Watching the 'loca familia' in mourning is a pair of irascible (and invisible) Yiddish-speaking Angels, who take stock of the deceased's decidedly unorthodox life. Leading the family in demonstrating their grief is Moishe's neurotic middle-aged daughter Esther, who threatens to kill her father's long-time mistress, Julia Palafox, if she dares to show her face.
Participant:
Raquel Pankowsky, David Ostrosky, Martha Roth, Blanca Guerra, Sharon Zundel, Emilio Savinni.
Credits:
Director of photography, Celiana Cárdenas; editor, Madeleine Gavin; original music, Jacobo Lieberman; performed by The Klezmatics.
Notes:
Videodisc release of the motion picture produced in 2007; (copyright 2006).
Based on the short story Morirse está en Hebreo / [by] Ilan Stavans.
Aspect ratio 16:9 anamorphic.
Local notes:
Freedman Archive Collection. Disc V0167.
Contributor:
Springall, Alejandro. , Adapter, Screenwriter, Director, Producer
Goldenberg, Jorge. , Adapter, Screenwriter
Ziff, Trisha. , Producer
Argüelles, Maite. , Producer
Pankowsky, Raquel. , Actor
Ostrosky, David. , Actor
Roth, Martha, 1932- , Actor
Guerra, Blanca, 1953- , Actor
Lieberman, Jacobo. , Composer
Stavans, Ilan. , Author
Klezmatics (Musical group) , Performer
Springall Pictures S.A. de C.V. , Distributor, Producer
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía. , Producer
Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad. , Producer
Goliat Films. , Producer
Emerging Pictures (Firm) , Distributor
Robert and Molly Freedman Jewish Music Archive.
OCLC:
298554624
Publisher Number:
883629651415
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