Mountain

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    Mountain

    Ha'Har

    Directed by

    Israel

    2015

    83 min

    • Hebrew

    Drama

      Venice FF Toronto IFF  

    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.

    Awards

    • Regard d'Or, Gand Prix - Fribourg IFF

    Festivals

    Labels & Line Ups

    Credits

    Cast
    Shani Klein
    Avshalom Pollak
    Haitham Ibrahem Omari
    Screenplay
    Yaelle Kayam
    Cinematography
    Itay Marom
    Editing
    Or Ben David
    Production
    WINDELOV PRODUCTIONS
    Sales
    PLAYTIME

    Press

    A fascinating story about this frum woman’s growing connection to the cemetery.

    Eric A. Goldman, Jewish Standard

    Impressively balancing the predictable...with the unexpected.

    Jay Weissberg, Variety

    Yaelle Kayam

    Yaelle Kayam

    Israel

    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).

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