The Israel Film Fund Collection

Summer Story

74 Minutes, 2004
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Cast: Kosta Kaplan, Aya Koren, Tiki Dayan, Moshe Folkenflik, Albert Iluz, Danny Steg, Itamar Cohen, Evelin Hagoel
Production:Dikla Barkai, Yoav Roeh
Photographer: Shay Goldman
Language: Hebrew
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In the summer of 1982, against the backdrop of the First Lebanon War, 13-year-old Gal who works as a postboy in his local rural community (Moshav), embarks on a coming-of-age journey when he falls in love with 19-year-old Haya who is living with a heart condition. Over time, the pair form a special bond. Haya is also pen pals with Moshe Mandelbaum – a soldier stationed in war-torn Lebanon. With growing concern for Haya’s declining health and in an effort to save her life, Gal decides to head north to the battlefield and bring home her young soldier.

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