Miami Beach Cinematheque. November 13th, 2008. My Mexican Shivah premiers on November 13th, 2008 at 8:00 p.m. at the Miami Beach Cinematheque. Set in Polanco, a Jewish quarter of Mexico City, and spoken in Spanish, Yiddish and Hebrew, "My Mexican Shivah" is a dramatic comedy about how the death of a man results in the celebration of his life.
According to Jewish belief, from the moment a Jew is born he or she is accompanied by two angels: the angel of light and the angel of darkness. With the passing of Moishe (75), his family and friends gather to sit shivah, the 7-day Jewish mourning ritual. The spirit angels Aleph and Bet, divine accountants, watch over the mourners actions and what has been said about the deceased to calculate which angel will accompany Moishe´s soul to the afterlife. Which angel will win the battle for Moishe´s soul? If the shivah reveals anything, it's that Moishe´s family and friends loved him with all his flaws and mystery- and most of all his spirit. In Hebrew, Spanish and Yiddish with English subtitles
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