CFIC: Gei Oni


The Chicago YIVO Society (in collaboration with Films for Two) was the proud sponsor of Dan Wolman’s new film Gei Oni. at this year’s Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema.

Our screening was Sunday Nov 6th @ 3:30 PM at the AMC Northbrook Court, followed by a private dinner for Wolman at DiPescara Restaurant.


The screening was sold out! Sheynem Dank to everyone who attended & special thanks to the staff at DiPescara for a delightful evening.

Dan Wolman speaking about Gei Oni at the DiPescara reception. Pictured with Wolman below are Kate Berezutskaya (l) plus Morrie Fred, Cindy Stern & Fran Dvorkin (r).

Read more about Gei Oni in Tzivi’s Guide to the 2011 Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema (in the October issue of the JUF News):

“Tamar Alkan makes an unforgettable screen debut as ‘Fania’ in Gei Oni (Valley of Fortitude). Fania is a refined young woman who arrives in Turkish Palestine circa 1882 traumatized by the Ukrainian pogroms which decimated her family. Moving to a settlement near Sfat, she must build a new life for herself while coming to terms with her past. Gei Oni, directed with epic scope and historical precision by Dan Wolman, has already received festival awards in France, Germany and Romania.”

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