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Jerusalem Women's Film Festival 2023

Opening Event

A Thousand and One

Dir.: A.V. Rockwell
| 117 minutes

After the unapologetic and fiercely loyal Inez kidnaps her son Terry from the foster care system, mother and son set out to reclaim their sense of home, identity, and stability, in a rapidly changing New York City. Winner of the Sundance Film Festival Grand Jury Prize.

When It Melts

Dir.: Veerle Baetens
| 111 minutes

Many years after a sweltering summer that spun out of control, Eva returns to the village she grew up in with an ice block in the back of her car. In the dead of winter, she confronts herself with her past and faces up to her tormentors.

Ultra-Orthodox Short Films

Four shorts films made by ultra-Orthodox women, giving a glimpse into their lives. Opening remarks and greeting, followed by screening and panel discussion with the filmmakers. (Heb.) 
 

Reality

Dir.: Tina Satter
| 83 minutes

On a Saturday afternoon in June 2017, Reality Winner, a 25-year-old in cut-off jeans, is confronted at her Georgia home by the FBI. A cryptic conversation begins and Reality’s life quickly begins to unravel.

Tribute to Michal Bat-Adam
In the presence of director Michal Bat Adam

Hila

Dir.: Michal Bat-Adam
| 105 minutes

Hila, a single mom, finds out that Shaul is back in the country. Shaul doesn’t know that he’s a father. Still obsessed with him, Hila tries to reach him but he avoids her. When Hila’s heart opens up to another man, she's scared she might lose Shaul forever.

The Permanent Picture

Dir.: Laura Ferres
| 94 minutes

In a town in rural Southern Spain, Antonia, a teenage mother, disappears in the middle of the night, leaving her baby behind. 50 years later, Carmen, an introvert, will meet Antonia, an impulsive woman who will intrude into her loneliness.

Premiere Screening

In the presence of the filmmakers

Wait For Me

Dir.: Sari Azoulay Turgeman
| 95 minutes

A drama film, set at sea, that follows Maya (16), who runs away from home on the family sailboat in order to get from Haifa to Cyprus and find her father. After her plan goes awry, she must decide how far she's willing to go to bring home the person she loves most.

Theater Camp

Dir.: Molly Gordon, Nick Lieberman
| 92 minutes

Summer starts and the best young talents from all over the USA gather for a summer camp in upstate New York, a camp that is entirely dedicated to theater. A winning comedic ensemble, limitless creativity, crazy characters and plenty of wild and absurd situations will leave the audience crying with laughter.

Independent Short Films - Program 1

Time Out (dir.: Rita Borodiyanski) | Restraining Order (dir.: Tal Granit, Sharon Maymon) | The Museum Plaza (dir.: Noa Ben-Shalom, Noa Amiel Lavie) | Still Waters (dir.: Tsivia Barkai Yacov) | Puffs (dir.: Chaya Moshayev) | Nurit (dir.: Sohini Tal)

Independent Short Films - Program 2

Salma (dir.: Sohela Ghttas) | Full of Light (dir.: Rona Segal) | A Farewell Letter (dir.: Elkie Hershberg) | Bris (dir.: Tamar Kay, Nachman Picovsky) | Sunstroke (dir.: Liraz Brosh) | Letter to a Pig (dir.: Tal Kantor)

Independent Short Films - Program 3

Your Bad Animals (dir.: Amit Cohen, Ido Shapira) | Motherland (dir.: Hila Royzenman) | Widow and Orphan (dir.: Vicki Cohen) | Foreign (dir.: Efrat Rasner Shefa) | Late Bloomer (dir.: Shimrit Eldis).

Blackbird Blackbird Blackberry

Dir.: Elene Naveriani
| 110 minutes

48-year-old Etero is used to living on her own. When she becomes involved and falls for the delivery man, she has to make a decision to pursue a relationship or continue a life of independence, and how to find her own path to happiness.