The Israel Film Service Collection

Monologue of a Young Woman

59 Minutes, 1981
Short Film
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Directed by: Lihi Hanoch
Cast: Talia Shapira, Maya Hanoch, Orna Lavi, Lihi Hanoch, Rivka Merhav, Margalit Almog
Production:Igal Efrati, David Schitz
Production Company:Israel Film Service
Photographer: Ilan Rosenberg
Languages: Hebrew, English
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The film, by director Lihi Hanoch, follows the story of Alona (Talia Shapira) – a creative drama teacher and divorcée who is raising her daughter on her own in 1980s Tel Aviv. Through Alona’s interactions with her mother, and the men and women partaking in the workshops that she teaches, viewers experience Alona’s reality as a single parent raising a daughter by herself versus her own individual desires and dreams of self-fulfilment, and of captaining her own ship through life.

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