Sand Storm


When their entire lives shatter, two Bedouin women struggle to change the unchangeable rules, each in her own individual way.  As wedding festivities get underway in a Bedouin village in Israel, Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman’s marriage to a second, much younger wife. During the celebration, Jalila stumbles across eldest daughter Layla’s involvement with a boy from her university—a strictly forbidden liaison that would shame the family. Burying the indignity of Suliman and his new bride living next door, Jalila also tries to contain Layla’s situation by clamping down on her. But younger and possessed of a boundless spirit, Layla sees a different life for herself. Desert noon in a Bedouin village in southern Israel. Jalila plays hosts to an awkward celebration – the marriage of her husband to a second, much younger wife – while having to conceal the insult that boils inside of her. Her daughter Layla is preoccupied with a different matter. Her secret, strictly forbidden, love affair with Anuar was just discovered by her mother.
Jalila believes that the world is harsh and cruel and that the only way to win is to keep your mouth shut and your head held high. The idea is not to draw too much attention to yourself and to struggle from inside against the limits of the traditional world.
Layla does not believe that there are limits to the world surrounding her. Everything can be hers if only she wishes for it hard enough. But, as the story unfolds, each fails in her individual battle. Their entire family falls apart and everything they believe in is shattered.Now the two women are forced to understand that if they wish to survive, they will have to start seeing the world through each other's eyes.

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Genul Filmului: Drama/Sport

Durata Filmului este de 90 de minute.

Limba originala a filmului: Arabic

Regia: Elite Zexer

Scenariu: Elite Zexer

Imaginea: Shai Peleg

Montajul: Ronit Porat

Coloana sonora: Ran Bagno

Distributia: Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari

Producatori: Haim Mecklberg, Estee Yacov-Mecklberg, Rami Yehoshua, Moshe Edery, Leon Edery, Yigal Mograbi

Premii/Festivaluri: Sundance Film Festival, USA, 25 January 2016, World Cinema Grand Jury Prize: Dramatic / Berlin International Film Festival, 12 February 2016 / Arabiske Filmdager, Norway, 15 April 2016 / Jeonju International Film Festival, South Korea, 29 April 2016 / Seattle International Film Festival, USA, 3 June 2016 / Edinburgh International Film Festival, UK, 17 June 2016 / New Zealand International Film Festival, 18 July 2016 / Philadelphia Jewish Film Festival, USA, 10 November 2016 / Palm Springs International Film Festival, USA, 7 January 2017 / KolNoa festival, Slovakia, 22 February 2017

Tarile in care a fost filmat: Israel / Germany

Despre regizor: Elite graduated from the Tel Aviv University. Her first short, TAKE NOTE, won the best film award in the Tel-Aviv International Student Film Festival while her second one, TASNIM, participated in over 120 international film festivals. Her first feature film, SANDSTORM, premiered at Sundance in 2016.