Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Secrets


Source of below summary of the film: Secrets - A God Given Voice by Ofer Naim

This is the story of the legendary Israeli vocalist Ofra Haza, her rise to the top and the secrets shrouding her tragic end.

Even more than her deep desire to succeed in her career, Ofra wanted desperately to meet her Prince Charming and get married. After achieving many of her career goals, and at the top of her international fame, Ofra at 38, met the man who would later become her husband. From that moment on her life changed drastically .

In July 1997, Ofra fulfilled her dream of getting married. After the wedding, her new husband decided to control her career and finances and get rid of her longstanding manager, Bezalel Aloni. Ofra and her controlling husband Doron moved from one apartment to another until they settled in a rented villa in Herzelia, the house in which her life would end.

Two and a half years later, after rarely being seen in public, she was bed ridden. The questions surrounding her mysterious and shocking death caused her family to ask the police and a private investigator to look into the case.

Ofra’s death and the handling of her finances and properties were not the only questions that remain unanswered… her will also disappeared mysteriously.

This film is a fascinating look at her life and mysterious death with interviews from many who worked with her and admired her including: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Paul Anka, Hans Zimmer, Don Was, Sam & Shanit Schwartz and others.


AWARDS & FESTIVALS

Vancouver Jewish Film Festival 2008
Israel Film Festival, U.S.A
Sao Paulo Jewish Film Festival

2 comments:

Kimberlie Kranich said...

Though I do not know the facts surrounding her death, the circumstances described in your blog post remind me that the only life I can save is my own and that true love never harms.

Elspeth said...

True.