Happy Birthday, Mr Mograbi


Avi Mograbi

It is 1998 and Israel is turning fifty. Mograbi is hired by Israeli Television to document numerous lavish celebrations of the nation’s anniversary. At the same time, a veteran Palestinian television producer, Daoud Kutaub, hires him to document a wave of evictions of Palestinians. Meanwhile, Mograbi is facing the prospect of losing his own home. The filmmaker obsessively turns the camera on himself as he desperately tries to make sense of his entangled life.

Original title: Happy Birthday, Mr Mograbi

Production: Les Films d'Ici

Nationality: France, Israel

Year of production: 1999

Running time: 77'

Language: Hebrew



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