Known in a too small circle of cinema lovers, Avi Mograbi, a Jewish Israeli, is one of the most audacious and iconoclastic film directors in a highly talented country.

From his first movie as a director, called How I learned to overcome my fear and love Arik Sharon (he has a particular talent for titles), Mograbi tirelessly challenges political and social issues of his country, without ever masking his opinion but without influencing the audience nor forgetting to work on the form of his movies. 

In Once I Entered a Garden (נכנסתי פעם לגן), Mograbi writes, with four hands with his Arab Israeli friend Ali al-Azhari, this portrait of a non-warmongering Middle East in the 30s.

The film is moving, funny, surprising, much like the guy himself.

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