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Hagai Levi's 'Scenes From a Marriage' is the Israeli creator's most personal HBO series yet


September 24, 2021

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Oscar Isaac and Jessica Chastain in "Scenes From a Marriage."

(JTA) - Of all the people to interview on Rosh Hashanah, the Israeli writer and director Hagai Levi is especially fitting. 

A respected creator in Israeli and American TV, he is known for shows that dramatize two people talking in a room, much as we were doing ourselves, albeit over Zoom. HBO's "In Treatment," for example, the American version of his Israeli show "BeTipul," is comprised entirely of sessions between therapist and patient. "Scenes From a Marriage," Levi's latest for HBO and another two-hander, solidifies him as an expert of the televised intimacy piece. 

When I caught him f...

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