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Israel’s ‘grande dame’ grows up on the big screen

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/arts/article/israels_grande_dame_grows_up_on_the_big_screen_20070302

There is a scene in Dina Zvi-Riklis' award-winning drama, "Three Mothers," in which Gila Almagor, once a popular singer, stages a comeback concert to raise money for her sister, Yasmin, who needs a kidney transplant. At the start of the concert, she introduces herself as one of three sisters. "Sixty years ago, my sisters and I were born in Alexandria, in Egypt. We're triplets," she says, with a coy smile. "Triplets are like twins, but a lot harder."

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