Yana's Friends Reviews

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November 15, 2002
The movie won 10 Israeli Academy Awards and prizes at various film festivals. It's easy to see why.
July 11, 2002
Warm, bittersweet and charming.
June 21, 2002
A tender, spirited look at love and community in the midst of war.
May 24, 2002
It is heartwarming and often funny, but in its lightness somehow misses the mark.
April 18, 2002
The film eloquently persuades us that it is better to laugh than cry and better to make love than war, messages that never go out of date.
March 19, 2002
The treatment, both as satire and sentimentality, is heavy-handed.
August 3, 2005
February 9, 2004
Features a pretty good transfer, if grainy because of the handheld camera work.
February 9, 2004
Portrays not only the fear that Israelis live with every day, but also the difficulties in a nation where people are arriving from all over the world, not knowing Hebrew.
December 22, 2003
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