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Saint Clara

Director - Ori Sivan and Ari Folman 
 
1996,  Hebrew, Russian
Israel

Cast: Lucy Dubinchik, Halil Elohev, Yigal Naor, Johnny Peterson, Maya Maron

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Winner of 6 Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy awards), for best film, directing, best actress, best supporting actor, best editing and best music.
Winner of the best film award at the Haifa International Film Festival.

The year is 1999 and the storyline is actually a number of sub-plots all revolving around the 13-year old Clara, a girl that can predict the future and has telekinetic powers. The sub-plots include a boy in her class who has a crush on her, his family, her family and her principal that keeps talking French for some strange reason. 
Based on a novel by Czech writers Pavel and Yelena Kohout. Clara is a 7th grade Russian emigre to this Negev town, and lives in a trailer on the edge of town. She is surrounded by some nutty Russian characters, many of whom are played by actors from Israel's Gesher Theatre Troupe. Clara will lose her powers to predict winning Lotto numbers if she falls in love, and then she meets the anarchist rebel hunk at Golda Meir High School.



 Script: Ari Folman
Director of Photography: Valentin Belonogov 
Editing: Dov Stoyer
Music: Berry Sakharof