Closing Night: CUPCAKES
Dir. Eytan Fox (90min, Israel, 2013)
In Hebrew with English Subtitles
Beloved Israeli auteur Eytan Fox (Yossi and Jagger, Walk on Water, The Bubble) returns with a sweet, bubbly and downright delicious concoction.
When a group of tightknit friends accidentally (!) enter a Eurovision-style musical contest, their endearing tune – originally written to console a heartbroken buddy – is picked to represent Israel. Thrust into a world of glamour and high expectations, the friends struggle to navigate around the sharp elbows of the pop music business, along the way getting into plenty of hilarious hijinks.
Presented in partnership with GLOE.
Join us after the screening for the Closing Night reception (we’ll have much more than just cupcakes!). We’ll announce and fete the Audience Award Winners for WJFF’s Best Feature, Documentary and Short.
Eytan Fox was born in New York City and came to Israel as a child. He grew up in Jerusalem and after serving in the Army, studied at Tel Aviv University's school of Film and Television.
His first feature film Song of the Siren, a romantic comedy about life in Tel Aviv during the 1991 Gulf War, was Israel's biggest box-office success in 1994. Over the past two years, Fox has created and directed Florentene, a dramatic series for Israeli Television that examines the life of young people in urban Israel against the background of Rabin's assasination. The series won First Prize in the Television category of the 1997 Jerusalem International Film Festival.
Eytan Fox is currently working on a script for his first English-speaking film, tentatively entitled 1967.