90 minutes. 2013. Director: Eytan Fox (Yossi & Jagger, Walk on Water, The Bubble). With Dana Ivgy, Yael Ben-Zohar, Anat Waxman, Keren Berger, Efrat Dor and Ofer Schecter. In Hebrew with English subtitles.
Genres: Musical Comedy, LGBTQ
In Tel Aviv, while six diverse friends–gay, straight, successful, not so successful–gather to watch a Eurovision-style song contest, they jokingly compose A Song for Anat (actually the work of Babydaddy, from Scissor Sisters). They are as surprised as anyone when it is chosen as Israel’s entry for next year’s competition in Paris. Starring a who’s-who in contemporary Israeli film, television and music, Bananot/Cupcakes is, in Eytan Fox’s words, “about fun and games and music and romance and happy endings.”
A gossamer-light musical comedy with a great pop score