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ENTERTAINMENT
April 22, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS
Following are capsule reviews of a selection of the screenings today and Sunday at the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival at the Cineplex Odeon Cenutry Plaza Cinemas. SUNDAY 'The Summer of Aviya' Israel, 1988, 94 minutes 8:30 p.m. Gila Almagor, grande dame among Israeli actresses, fashions one of her finest roles in this charming, funny and deeply poignant memoir of a bright 10-year-old girl, Aviya (Kaipo Cohen, an enchantress), whose warm, loving and fiercely independent mother (Almagor)
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ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 1989 | KEVIN THOMAS
Following are capsule reviews of today's screenings in the American Film Institute Los Angeles International Film Festival at the Cineplex Odeon Century Plaza Cinemas: 'A Soldier's Tale' New Zealand, 1988, 90 minutes 9 p.m. Well-meaning but ponderous and improbable wartime romance, adapted by New Zealand director Larry Parr and Grant Hindin from M.K. Joseph's novel. In 1944 Normandy, a British soldier (well-played by Gabriel Byrne) and a young French woman (Marianne Basler)
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