Hebrew, Arabic, English
Israel and UK
An Israeli-UK co-production with ONE EYED DOG FILMS, LTD.
Nadia is a 20 year old Arab woman conducting a secret love affair with Nimer, a PLO activist. They move to England where Nimer is caught by the authorities and Nadia is left alone. A shady character provides her with the Israeli passport of a young Jewish woman that enables her to return to Israel.
Twenty years later Nadia is now Maya, a successful choreographer married to Yoav, a Jewish official at the Ministry of Justice. They have two children. When Nimer reappears in Jerusalem, her past catches her up. Yoav, notices his wife's distress, and realizes she is hiding something. Nadia is forced to deal with her identity conflict against the backdrop of the region's political conflict.
Directed by: Tova Ascher
Screenplay: Tova Ascher, Anat ascher
Producers: Haim Mecklberg Estee Yacov-Mecklberg, Ruth Cats, Svetlana Baar
Executive Producers: Olga Baar, Yigal Mograbi, Zvika Natan
DOP: Talia Galon
Production Designer: Shunit Aharoni
Sound Engineer: David Liss
Editors: Yair Ascher, Tova Ascher
The Jerusalem film fund
The Israeli fim fund
Maya / Nadia: NETA SPIEGELMAN
Yoav: ODED LEOPOLD
Nimer: ALI SULIMAN
Yaeli: ELI KEREN-ASAF
Asafi: AGAM OZALVO
Amal: RUBA BLAL
Raffie: DANNY GEVA
The Israel Critics’ Forum Award for Best Feature Film: "...for a profound and articulate discussion of issues of identity and belonging to a place and a family. The director offers an intricate portrait of a reality that is grounded in separation walls, checkpoints and segregation. The film examines whether one can create oneself anew within a tragic political context, by presenting a fascinating, complex and touching human story."