Gei Oni

Poster for Gei Oni The story of “Gei Oni” is an historical epic which interweaves the story of the first wave of Jewish European migration to Palestine, at the end of the 19th century, with an unusual love story between Fania, a young Russian immigrant, and Yechiel, a native Jew. Seventeen-year-old Fania, her baby daughter, her elderly uncle, and her emotionally impaired brother arrive at the port of Jaffa, having survived a pogrom in which all other members of their family were killed. Having no real choice, Fania marries Yechiel, a widower whose wife died of malaria, leaving him to care for their two children himself. The two set out to a small settlement near Safed, where Yechiel and a few other daring settlers are trying to cultivate the barren lands which they bought from local Arabs. Fania is burdened by a harrowing secret she is unable to share with anyone else. but unless her husband Yechiel shares her secret, their marriage cannot be consummated.

105 minutes

Shown at

  1. 15th Annual Israeli Film Festival (Philadelphia) - 2011
  2. 15th Annual New York Sephardic Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  3. 17th Jewish Film Festival Berlin & Potsdam - 2011
  4. 19th Toronto Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  5. 21st Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  6. 9th Annual Austin Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  7. Ames-Azalak Rochester Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  8. Baltimore CineFest - 2011
  9. Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema - 2011
  10. Israel Film Festival New York - 2011
  11. London Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  12. Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  13. Rutgers New Jersey Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  14. Sarasota-Manatee Jewish Film Festival - 2011

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