The Resource Morirse está en Hebreo : My Mexican shiva, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía ; Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad ; Goliat Films, New Art Digital, EFD Equipment & Film Design, Anarchists' Convention, Elevation Filmworks presentan ; una producción de Springall Pictures ; argumento, Alejandro Springall ; basado en un cuento de Ilán Stavans ; dirigida por Alejandro Springall, (videorecording)

Morirse está en Hebreo : My Mexican shiva, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía ; Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad ; Goliat Films, New Art Digital, EFD Equipment & Film Design, Anarchists' Convention, Elevation Filmworks presentan ; una producción de Springall Pictures ; argumento, Alejandro Springall ; basado en un cuento de Ilán Stavans ; dirigida por Alejandro Springall, (videorecording)

Label
Morirse está en Hebreo : My Mexican shiva
Title
Morirse está en Hebreo
Title remainder
My Mexican shiva
Statement of responsibility
Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía ; Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad ; Goliat Films, New Art Digital, EFD Equipment & Film Design, Anarchists' Convention, Elevation Filmworks presentan ; una producción de Springall Pictures ; argumento, Alejandro Springall ; basado en un cuento de Ilán Stavans ; dirigida por Alejandro Springall
Title variation
My Mexican shiva
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • spa
  • eng
  • spa
  • yid
  • spa
Summary
Set in Polanco, a Jewish quarter of Mexico City, Springall's seriocomic drama depicts the religious rituals and dysfunctional dynamics of a Mexican Jewish family coping with the untimely death of their beloved pater familias Moishe. Cultures collide as Moishe's large family and assorted eccentric friends gather to pay their respects to the dead, sitting shivah for a week, as is the Jewish tradition. Watching the loca familia in mourning is a pair of irascible (and invisible) Yiddish-speaking Angels, who take stock of the deceased's decidedly unorthodox life. Leading the family in demonstrating their grief is Moishe's neurotic middle-aged daughter Esther, who threatens to kill her father's long-time mistress, Julia Palafox, if she dares to show her face
Cataloging source
AMH
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Original music, Jacobo Lieberman; performed by The Klezmatics; editing, Madeleine Gavin; cinematography, Celiana Cárdenas
Language note
In Spanish with Spanish or English subtitles ; some phrases in Yiddish
LC call number
PS3619.T385
LC item number
M6719
PerformerNote
Enrique Cimet, Max Kerlow, Sergio Klainer, Raquel Pankowsky, Martha Roth, David Ostrosky, Guillermo Murray, Martin LaSalle
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1932-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Springall, Alejandro
  • Stavans, Ilan
  • Lieberman, Jacobo
  • Gavin, Madeleine
  • Cárdenas, Celiana
  • Cimet, Enrique
  • Kerlow, Max
  • Klainer, Sergio
  • Pankowsky, Raquel
  • Roth, Martha
  • Ostrosky, David
  • Murray, Guillermo
  • LaSalle, Martin
  • Klezmatics (Musical group)
  • Springall Pictures
  • Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía
  • Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad
Runtime
100
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jewish families
  • Shivah (Jewish mourning period)
  • Stavans, Ilan
Technique
live action
Label
Morirse está en Hebreo : My Mexican shiva, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía ; Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad ; Goliat Films, New Art Digital, EFD Equipment & Film Design, Anarchists' Convention, Elevation Filmworks presentan ; una producción de Springall Pictures ; argumento, Alejandro Springall ; basado en un cuento de Ilán Stavans ; dirigida por Alejandro Springall, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in Mexico in 2006
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn262624367
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
7509848285257
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVDGF 28525
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)262624367
System details
DVD; Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Morirse está en Hebreo : My Mexican shiva, Instituto Mexicano de Cinematografía ; Fondo para la Producción Cinematográfica de Calidad ; Goliat Films, New Art Digital, EFD Equipment & Film Design, Anarchists' Convention, Elevation Filmworks presentan ; una producción de Springall Pictures ; argumento, Alejandro Springall ; basado en un cuento de Ilán Stavans ; dirigida por Alejandro Springall, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
Originally produced as a motion picture in Mexico in 2006
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Control code
ocn262624367
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 100 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
7509848285257
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
DVDGF 28525
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)262624367
System details
DVD; Dolby digital 2.0
Video recording format
DVD

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