Wednesday, 8 November, 7:00pm:
Director: Eitan Anner | Israel | 2016 | Thriller | Hebrew | English Subtitles | 92 mins
Kindly supported by the Consulate General Israel of Hong Kong
A riveting suspense thriller about the evils of religious intolerance. Ania Bukstein (Game of Thrones) stars as Naomi, a secular young woman suffering a personal crisis that threatens to derail her career as a concert pianist. Overwhelmed by the expectations of her parents and her colleagues, she flees Tel Aviv and moves to Jerusalem to seek anonymity and solitude in the ancient city. Renting an apartment in an Ultra-Orthodox neighborhood, Naomi quickly makes two unexpected connections – one with a musically gifted religious boy in her building, and the other with a charismatic Italian monk and organist. The film delivers an interesting examination of the tensions between Jerusalem’s secular and religious communities.
Screened and won a prize at Locarno Film Festival – First Look section for Works- in-Progress
Haifa International Film Festival
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Grand Prize and Jury Prize for Best Actress, Ania Bukstein, 2016