COLUMBUS JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
NOVEMBER 6 – 20
12 AWARD-WINNING FILMS
Directed by Nitzan Gilady, Narrative, 2015, 82 minutes, Israel, Hebrew with English subtitles
Moran Rosenblatt won the Israeli Academy Award for her portrayal of Hagit, a young woman with a mild mental disability living with her nurturing but overprotective mother. Hagit is an impossible dreamer who prides herself on her independence but also dreams vividly about marriage. She finds escape in designing bridal gowns and dolls out of leftover materials from the toilet paper factory where she works. All too aware of life’s cruel disappointments, her mother worries that her daughter cannot separate her romantic fantasies from real life.
Nominated for nine Israeli Academy Awards.