Drama. 92 min.
In Hebrew with English subtitles.
In present day Jerusalem, a city increasingly dominated by religious tensions, Naomi, a secular young woman, seeks solitude, anonymity and refuge and from the parental and collegial pressure of her life as a concert pianist. Despite her intentions, she quickly befriends a musically gifted Ultra-Orthodox young boy who lives in her apartment complex, and Fabrizio, a charismatic Italian monk and organist. While these relationships allow Naomi to reconnect with her love of music and sense of meaning, they also make her a target in her new community. Faced with escalating isolation and violence, Naomi must learn to use music as a bridge
Stars: Ania Bukstein (Game of Thrones), Giorgio Lupano (The International) and Irit Kaplan (A Matter of Size, Apples from the Desert)
Director: Eitan Anner
Writer: Eitan Anner
Composer: Jonathan Bar-Giora
Awards: Grand Prix, Tallinn Black Nights. Best Script, Haifa Film Festival
A thoughtful and quietly gripping snapshot of internal social conflicts rarely examined in Israeli cinema.
A Quiet Heart