A young Orthodox Jewish woman becomes ensconced in a nocturnal community of prostitutes and drug dealers that congregates in the ancient cemetery atop Jerusalem's Mount of Olives.
- Regard d'Or, Gand Prix - Fribourg IFF
- Shani Klein
- Avshalom Pollak
- Haitham Ibrahem Omari
- Yaelle Kayam
- Itay Marom
- Or Ben David
- WINDELOV PRODUCTIONS
A fascinating story about this frum woman’s growing connection to the cemetery.
Impressively balancing the predictable...with the unexpected.
I'm inspired by landscapes and especially cultural landscapes – not just geographical places, but also places that have historical and architectural meanings and are still relevant in our lives today.
Yaelle Kayam (1979, Israel) is a filmmaker and a journalist. She studied film at the Victorian College of the Arts, Melbourne, Australia and at the Sam Spiegel Film & Television School in Jerusalem.
Her graduate film DIPLOMA (2009) won 3rd place at the Cinéfondation, Cannes Film Festival 2009. The short was screened in more than 70 festivals worldwide, won 14 international awards, was purchased for screening by the French TV-company Canal+ and screened at the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
MOUNTAIN (2015), Yaelle’s feature debut, premiered at the Venice Film Festival (Orizzonti).