The World is Funny

An Israeli Auteur Emerges

The bard of working-class Sephardim, in film and now on the page, Shemi Zarhin is having his moment.
10/15/2013 - 20:00
Special To The Jewish Week

One of the most difficult things a filmmaker can attempt is to create a narrative that shifts tones abruptly but effectively; to veer between comedy and tragedy with such skill that an audience follows along unflaggingly, regardless of where the emotional currents lead.

"The World is Funny" is Zarhin's newest film.
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