Attending this event

Moran Rosenblatt

Moran Rosenblatt is a multi-award winning Israeli actress. In 2013 Moran took one of the lead role in Snails in the Rain and won the Best Actress award at the LGBT Film Festival in Tel-Aviv. Her recent leading roles in Apples in the Desert and Wedding Doll have won her nominations and critical acclaim. She will take part in a Q&A after the screening of Apples in the Desert at UKJFF 2015.

Films screening at this event

Apples from the Desert

Matti Harari
Arik Lubetzky
Reymonde Amsallem, Elisha Banai, Irit Kaplan
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…

Awards & Nominations

Winner: Audience Award – Atlanta Jewish Film Festival

Winner: Special Jury Award – San Diego Jewish Film Festival

Nominated: 3 awards – Ophir Awards