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by Yaelle Kayam


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.

international title: Mountain
original title: Ha'har
country: Denmark, Israel
sales agent: Films Distribution
year: 2015
genre: fiction
directed by: Yaelle Kayam
film run: 83'
screenplay: Yaelle Kayam
cast: Shani Klein, Avshalom Pollak, Haitham Ibrahem Omari
cinematography by: Itay Marom
film editing: Or Ben David
costumes designer: Hila Glick
producer: Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yochanan Kredo, Yossi Uzrad, Lisa Uzrad, Guy Jacoel
co-producer: Riina Spørring Zachariassen, Vibeke Windeløv
production: Windelov Lassen ApS, July August Productions


main awards/selection

Venice Film Festival 2015 Orizzonti

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