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Shoval’s 'Shake Your Cares Away' takes shape

Director Tom Shoval is planning his second feature, which will shoot in Israel and France.

Israeli film-maker Tom Shoval is gearing up to shoot his second film Shake Your Cares Away, about a wealthy young idealist hell-bent on solving allof Israeli society’s ills.

“The plan is to start shooting at the beginning of next year, mainly in Israel with a short shoot in France,” said producer Gal Greenspan of Tel Aviv-based Green Production.

Sol Bondy of Berlin-based One Two Films, who also co-produced Shoval’s debut feature Youth, is attached and Greenspan is in final talks with potential French co-producers.

The tale of a kidnap attempt that goes farcically wrong because the victim’s Shabbat-observing family will not pick up the phone, Youth won three prizes at the 2013 Jerusalem Film Festival including best Israeli film.

Shake Your Cares Away revolves around the figure of Alma, the daughter of the richest family in Israel, who lives a

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