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The Current Love of My Life

The Current Love of My Life is a contemporary interpretation of the iconic Yiddish author Sholem Aleichem's short stories, transferring their plots from 19th century Eastern Europe to present-day New York City.


Bini is a young Israeli musician living in New York who’s left without a home after the immigration authorities raid the apartment he’s been sharing with his unsuccessful band mates. Penniless, he pretends to be religious and finds shelter in the home of an ultra-orthodox family in Brooklyn, teaching Hebrew to the youngest son who’s about to marry the daughter of a prominent religious family from Jerusalem.


Bini quickly realizes that the student couldn’t care less about studying Hebrew and would much rather use his Israeli teacher as a personal assistant. Among other chores, the boy makes him reply to the emails of his Israeli fiancé under his name. In fulfilling the boy's requests so as not to lose his job; Bini quickly finds himself in the midst of a romantic letter exchange and falls desperately in love with his student's betrothed. 


This project is a current Lab project.

 Writer & Director: Talya Lavie
 Producer: Eitan Mansuri
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