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Happy BirthGay

Country: Israel, Language: Hebrew, 16 mins

  • Director: Niv Manzur
  • Writer: Niv Manzur
  • Producer: Niv Manzur, Shira Braude

CGiii Comment

After an erratic start, this settles down into something quite special.

The devil is in the detail...those balloons!

If the director was older, this could be seen as generational mockery...possibly, the intention! However, if it was not the intention, then...oops!

It does end with a killer line that opens up a whole different can of worms!


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The(ir) Blurb...

Ronit throws her son Nadav a grandiose surprise party, celebrating a year anniversary of his coming out of the closet. However, he struggles to cooperate. “Happy BirthGay” is a sad farce about the mother’s closet, rather than the son’s.

Cast & Characters

Noam Karmeli (as Nadav)
Dorit Lev-Ari (as Ronit)
Gilad Merhavi (as Omer)
Shifra Millstein (as Grandma)