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  • Seeking connection, family mystery ensues

    By  Tom Tugend

    June 29, 2016 | 3:37 pm

    Israeli director and writer Shemi Zarhin likes to explore family relationships and dynamics in his films, and in his latest work, “The Kind Words,” he immerses himself in the topic to a point that might challenge Sigmund Freud.

    The focal point of the film’s web of relationships...

  • IFF: One Israeli’s ‘War Within’

    By Tom Tugend

    February 22, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Shemi Zarhin, the director and writer of "Aviva, My Love," seems unfazed by missing a shot at the Oscar.

    The film, a huge box office and critical success, tied in the Israel academy balloting with "Sweet Mud," a fairly downbeat coming-of-age story set in a kibbutz. In a...

  • Filmmakers Bring Maturity to Cinema

    By Tom Tugend

    April 22, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Israeli filmmaker Shemi Zarhin is a gourmet cook and baker, whose diet-defying cakes, especially, soothe the vilest temper.

    "I cook Sephardic style, Ashkenazi and Japanese," Zarhin said in a phone call from Tel Aviv. "Next time you're in Israel, come by and I'll show you."

    Not by...