Nadia is a 20 year old Arab woman conducting a secret love affair with Nimer, a PLO activist. They move to England where Nimer is caught by the authorities and Nadia is left alone. A shady character provides her with the Israeli passport of a young Jewish woman that enables her to return to Israel.

Twenty years later Nadia is now Maya, a successful choreographer married to Yoav, a Jewish official at the Ministry of Justice. They have two children. When Nimer reappears in Jerusalem, her past catches her up. Yoav, notices his wife's distress, and realizes she is hiding something. Nadia is forced to deal with her identity conflict against the backdrop of the region's political conflict.

CAST

Maya / Nadia
NETA SPIEGELMAN

Yoav
ODED LEOPOLD

Nimer
ALI SULIMAN

Yaeli
ELI KEREN-ASAF

Asafi
AGAM OZALVO

Amal
RUBA BILAL

Raffie
DANNY GEVA

and
JOHN HURT
 

CREW

Director
TOVA ASCHER

Screenplay
TOVA ASCHER
ANAT ASCHER

Producers
ESTEE YACOV-MECKLBERG
HAIM MECKLBERG
RUTH CATS
SVETLANA BARR

Executive Producers
OLGA BARR
YIGAL MOGRABI
ZVIKA NATAN

DOP
TALIA GALON

Production Designer
SHUNIT AHARONI

Sound Engineer
DAVID LISS

Editors
YAIR ASCHER
TOVA ASCHER

With the support of

THE JERUSALEM FILM FUND

THE ISRAELI FILM FUND

 

FESTIVALS & AWARDS

 

Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

 

Jerusalem Film Festival

The Israel Critics’ Forum Award for Best Feature Film:  "...for a profound and articulate discussion of issues of identity and belonging to a place and a family. The director offers an intricate portrait of a reality that is grounded in separation walls, checkpoints and segregation. The film examines whether one can create oneself anew within a tragic political context, by presenting a fascinating, complex and touching human story."

 

 

PRODUCTION INFO

FEATURE FILM, DRAMA, 117 MINUTES

An Israeli-UK co-production with ONE EYED DOG FILMS, LTD.

Written by
TOVA ASCHER & ANAT ASCHER

Directed by
TOVA ASCHER

Producers:
ESTEE YACOV-MECKLBERG  HAIM MECKLBERG  RUTH CATS  SVETLANA BARR

 

Executive Producers:
OLGA BARR  ZVIKA NATHAN  YGAL MOGRABI

 

Shooting country:
ISRAEL and UK.

Language
HEBREW, ARABIC, ENGLISH

Supported by
THE JERUSALRM FILM FUND
THE ISRAELI FILM FUND