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  • 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...