(LEAN SHE'AT NOSAAT)
Year of Production: 2011
Hebrew and Arabic with English Subtitles
Written and directed by Rony Sasson Angel
Supported by the Makor Foundation for Israeli Films
Cinematographer: Ran Aviad
Editor: Gideon Letzman, Vered Yeruham
Line Producer: Hillel Roseman
Art Director: Nitza Rosentals Lavi
Maisa Abed Elhadi
Years after cutting herself off from her Orthodox family, Zohara (30) decides to show up at her younger sister’s wedding. On her way, she meets Neriman (20), a young Bedouin woman, who is escaping an arranged marriage to her cousin. Zohara finds herself becoming an unintentional accomplice in Neriman’s escape.
The crossing of these women's paths creates a powerful encounter between two worlds, reflecting each woman’s struggle with identity and the expression of self in a “predetermined world”.
Rony Sasson Angel was born in 1979. She graduated from the film and television department in Tel Aviv University at 2005. Her graduation film, "Swannettes",participated in numerous festivals around the world and won many prizes including the DAAD prize in Berlin Film Festival 2006.
In 2005 she directed and edited a short documentary - "Sergei" - which was shown on Israeli television.
Sasson-Angel also produced a number of films, and edited the documentary "Through the Eastern Gate" which participated in many festivals.
Today, Sasson-Angel is producing a documentary series and working on her next film.
Haifa international Film Festival 2011, Winner: First Prize in the Drama competition.
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2012
International Women Film Festival, Israel 2012, Winner: First Prize in the Short Film competition
Other Israel Film Festival, New York 2012
San Diego Jewish Film Festival, 2013
Austin Jewish Film Festival, 2013
Augusta Jewish Film Festival, 2013
Seret, London Israeli Film and Television Film Festival, 2013
Toronto Jewish Film Festival, 2013
San Francisco Jewish Film Festival, 2013
Citizen Jane Film Festival, 2013
Boston Jewish Film Festival, 2013
Vancouver Jewish Film Festival, 2013