“MARZIPAN FLOWERS”— Putting Life Together

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“Marzipan Flowers”

Putting Life Together

Amos Lassen

“Marzipan Flowers” is the story of Hadas Regal (Nuli Omer), a 48-year-old woman living in Israel. After her husband is killed in a freakish motorcycle accident, Regal finds herself under intense scrutiny from her fellow kibbutz members, who seem threatened by her new status as a widow who is a real beauty.

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Hadas is lost and vulnerable. She moves to Tel-Aviv where she picks up her life to where it was before she got married. She looks for the daughter she gave up for adoption when she was a teen.

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With the unexpected help from her roommate Petel (Tal Kallai) a transgender woman with a mysterious and colorful past, Hadas finds the strength to put her life together. The three women find friendship and support and discover that they have more in common than they would have guessed.

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Winner of the Best Independent film at 2014 Jerusalem film festival and nominated for an Israeli Academy Award, “Marzipan Flowers” is a unique and highly original piece of film making. It is the a story of a strong trans woman and we see her in a positive light even when her behavior is less than admirable.

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