Winner: Audience Award – Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Winner: Special Jury Award – San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Nominated: 3 awards – Ophir Awards

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…