"Pick a Card"
Directed by Julie Shles
Also released as Afula
Express, this wildly original screwball comedy won six Israeli Academy
Awards including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actress, Best
Supporting Actor and Actress, and Best Score. An unemployed electrician
tries to follow his childhood dream of becoming a magician. Unfortunately,
he is supremely untalented at his new profession, leading to complications
with his girlfriend as they embark on a new life together. "...both
absurd and exhilarating...with the kind of enchanting magic one associates
with the work of Fellini" (Variety). Hebrew with English
subtitles. 95 minutes.