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Sand Storm

(SUFAT CHOL)

by Elite Zexer

Israel

 

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Director: Elite Zexer

Scriptwriter: Elite Zexer

Cinematographer: Shai Peleg

Editing: Ronit Porat

Sound: Gil Toren

Music: Ran Bagno

Cast: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal-Asfour, Haitham Omari, Jalal Masarwa

Production:
Haim Mecklberg
Estee Yacov-Mecklberg

Distribution: 
Pyramide
5 rue du chevalier de Saint George
75 008 Paris
France
Tel: 0033 1 42 96 01 01
Mail: programmation@pyramidefilms.com
www.pyramidefilms.com

Year:
2016

DCP, Colour, 88 min, OV Hebrew with French Subtitles.

Grand Jury Prize, Sundance Film Festival

Panorama - Berlin Film Festival

The festivities are in full swing in a small Bedouin village in Israel, at the Jordan border. Suleiman who already married Jalila is getting married to his second wife. While Jalila tries to swallow humiliation, she discovers that their elder daughter Layla has a relationship with a young man from the university where she studies. This forbidden love could hold the whole family to public opprobrium and she will fight it. However, Layla is ready to shatter the ancestral traditions governing the village and to put everybody’s convictions to the test.

“The women in my village live in a tight world governed by very strict rules. They fight, each of them in her own way, and try to find out to what extent they can push back the bounds without imploding the system. They yearn for another life, for themselves and their kind. They try to succeed by changing things from within.” Elite Zexer

It is a long journey for women to acquire the right to speak within a rigid unbending patriarchal society.

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