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Who wouldn’t want to be a fly on the wall at their own party, to eavesdrop on conversations and hear what others truly think about them? Let the Party Beginoffers precisely that experience. Jonathan, a renowned film producer from Israel, has just achieved a major victory at the Cannes Film Festival after enduring two years of struggle amid the Covid19 crisis. However, he faces further challenges with film investors, distributors, and a brutal divorce settlement that forces him to sell his company and its assets.

Unbeknownst to Jonathan, his wife throws him a surprise party to celebrate his Cannes success, inviting a mix of local film industry figures, actors, colleagues, and family members. When Jonathan discovers the surprise, he hatches a clever plan to turn the situation to his advantage. Sit back and witness the unfolding of this engaging and brilliant satire as the party kicks into high gear, offering a captivating glimpse into the complexities of Jonathan’s world and the dynamics of the film industry.

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Festivals and Awards

  • Winner: Best Director, Best Actor - 56th Annual WorldFest-Houston, 2023
  • Winner: Best International Director - Istanbul International Spring Film Festival, 2023

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Film Info

DirectorAki Avni
CastAki Avni, Tzahi Halevi, Iztik Cohen, Maor Schwitzer, Galit Hershkovitz
Runtime 87 min
LanguageHebrew w/English subtitles
Genre ,