Director: Eitan Anner; Israel, 2016, English, Italian, Hebrew w. subtitles, 92 min.
This riveting suspense thriller about the evils of religious intolerance stars Ania Bukstein (Game of Thrones) as Naomi, a secular Israeli suffering a personal crisis that threatens to derail her career as a concert pianist. Fleeing Tel Aviv, she rents an apartment in an Orthodox neighborhood. Disdain towards a secular woman soon turns to outright hostility when Naomi befriends an Italian monk who teaches her to play the pipe organ. Faced with escalating isolation and violence, Naomi must learn to use music as a bridge to overcome towering religious barriers. “A rewarding film, one that highlights the contradictions in the soul of the city in which it takes place.” Jerusalem Post.
Topics: Israeli Religious Issues, Women, Suspense