"The film sizzles with the heat of impetuosity". -Boston Globe

"A meditation on finding ?and keeping? love." -Jewish Advocate

Renowned Israeli filmmaker and actress Michal Bat-Adam produced, wrote, and directed this intriguing tale of romantic obsession in present-day Tel Aviv. The beautiful Michal Zuaratz stars as Nina is a promising newspaper photographer with a special knack for giving life to her pictures, a gift she inherited from her grandfather Olek. He raised her from the age of six when her parents divorced and the two formed a special relationship. When he dies, she rents a room from Froumine an elderly widower in Tel Aviv.

Devoted to her work and to Froumine, Nina's life takes a sudden turn when a mesmerizing stare appears randomly in one of her photographs. This man whom she photographed in a crowd captivates Nina and she goes off in an obsessive quest to find him. As the days and weeks go by, his picture continues to dominate her life. Though she knows nothing of this man, Nina is convinces she must find him.


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Love at Second Sight
Ahava Mimabat Sheni

Israel, 1998, 105 minutes,
Color, Hebrew with English subtitles
Directed by Michal Bat-Adam

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