Films screening at this event

Apples from the Desert

Director
Matti Harari
Arik Lubetzky
Cast
Reymonde Amsallem, Elisha Banai, Irit Kaplan
Country
Israel
Year
2014
Duration
96 min

Nominated for three Israeli Academy Awards and adapted from the much-loved book, Apples from the Desert is a timeless and moving tale of tradition versus modernity. Rebecca Avranel is an only child, living a cloistered existence with her strictly religious Sephardic parents in Jerusalem. Unhappy with the restrictive traditions of home and community, she secretly breaks taboos, joining a dance class where she meets secular kibbutznik Dooby. But following her dreams wreaks havoc when her father reveals other plans for her…

Winner: Audience Award – Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Winner: Special Jury Award – San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Nominated: 3 awards – Ophir Awards