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Mountain

Mountain

Yaelle Kayam

Israel, Denmark | 2015 | Genre: Drama | first feature film | running time: 83’

"Impressively balancing the predictable with the unexpected."
Jay Weissberg - The Hollywood Reporter

TFL Awards

TFL Production Award 2013 (€ 65.000)

TFL Audience Design Fund 2014 (€ 43.000)
with the support of the Creative Europe – MEDIA Programme of the European Union

festivals & awards

Orizzonti, Venice International Film Festival 2015

synopsis

A devout woman is living with her family in the Jewish cemetery on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. During the day, while her husband and children are at school, she is left alone in the mountain. She goes for walks in the cemetery, trying to escape the endless house work. One night, out of frustration, she storms out of the house climbing the cemetery, running wherever her feet will carry her. To her surprise, she is exposed to an unsettling sexual scene. Stirred by this image, she starts exploring this new realm of the mountain, while trying to keep a normal face during her daytime routine. Until she can't anymore.

info

Mountain
original title

Ha'har

genre

Drama

country

Israel, Denmark

running time

83’

produced by

July August Productions - Israel

in co-production with

Windelov/Lassen – Denmark

directed by

Yaelle Kayam

sales

Films Distribution

A young Orthodox Jewish woman becomes ensconced in a nocturnal community of prostitutes and drug dealers that congregates in an ancient cemetery.
TFL Programmes

FrameWork 2013
Script&Pitch 2012

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Yaelle Kayam

Scriptwriter, Film Director

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Eilon Ratzkovsky

Production