Sweet Songs

CUPCAKES (Eytan Fox, Israel). 92 minutes. Subtitled. Wednesday (May 7), 8:30 pm, Canada Square 3. Rating: NNN

Six neighbours learn the meaning of authenticity when they represent Israel in a Eurovision-style song contest.

It all happens by accident. When Ofer (Ofer Shechter) sends a video of the group’s spontaneous performance, they become surprise contestants in the competition. But a management team wants to turn them into Abba clones and strip the performance of its soul.

Each of the performers has a problem being who they really are, from the delightful gay Ofer, forced to keep his relationship in the closet, to Keren (Keren Berger), who writes a popular blog but is socially awkward.

This musical comedy is a crowd-pleasing piece of fluff. Go have fun – just don’t expect anything deeper.

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