Director: Keren Yedaya
Cast: Neta Elkayam, Dudu Tassa, Ami Abu, Eran Zur, Yuval Banai, Riki Gal, Riyad Sliman
Genre: drama, musical
Runtime: 90 min.
Modern film adaptation of the anti-militarist rock opera of the 1980s
This is the story of Mami, a young woman who was born and raised in a small impoverished town down south. She works at the snack bar at the local gas station and is in love with Nissim, her neighbor. One day she is struck by the strong hand of fate: A few days after their wedding, Nissim is wounded in the war and succumbs to a vegetative state.
Awards & Festivals:
Toronto International Film Festival – participation
Israeli Film Academy Award – Best Original Music, Best Soundtrack
Jerusalem Film Festival – Best Cinematography, Best Music