About Anna (Short)

On a hot summer day Anna, a sewing workshop worker, finds herself unexpectedly alone without her son. She goes out roaming the streets of her small desert town, looking for a man who can touch her, even for just one brief moment.

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Film Accolades
  • First Prize: Cinefondation at the Cannes Film Festival
  • Ophir Award for Best Short Film by the Israeli Academy of Film and Television
  • DenverĀ Premiere
  • Part of our Discover Israel series
About the film
  • Short Fiction/Women/Israeli Society
  • Director: Or Sinai
  • 2015/Israel/24 minutes
  • Fiction, Women, Israeli Society
  • Hebrew, Russian with English Subtitles

About A Quiet Heart

In present day Jerusalem, a city increasingly dominated by religious fanaticism, naomi, a secular young woman seeks refuge from the pressure of her life as a concert pianist. Overwhelmed by the expectations of her parents and her colleagues in Tel Aviv, naomi seeks anonymity and solitude in the ancient city.

Despite her intentions to stay alone, however, Naomi quickly makes two unexpected connections- one with a musically gifted ultra-Orthodox young boy who lives in her building and the other, with Fabrizio, a charismatic Italian monk and organist. While these relationships allow Naomi to reconnect with her love of music and sense of meaning, they also make her a target in her new community. Faced with escalating isolation and violence, Naomi must learn to use music as a bridge to overcome towering religious barriers.

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Film Accolades
  • Colorado Premiere
  • Part of our Discover Israel series
About the film
  • Drama/Music/Israeli Society
  • Director: Eitan Anner
  • 2016/Israel/92 minutes
  • Drama, Music, Israeli Society
  • Hebrew, English, Italian with English Subtitles

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