Y., an Israeli filmmaker in his mid-forties, arrives in a remote village at the far end of the desert to present one of his films. There he meets Yahalom, an officer for the Ministry of Culture, and finds himself fighting two losing battles: one against the death of freedom in his country, the other against the death of his mother.
Jury Prize | Cannes IFF, France, 2021
CAST & CREW
Judith Lou Lévy
Director of Photography
Yoram Honig, Lidor Ederi, Yonathan Kugler, Yehonathan Vilozni, Naama Preis
Les Films Du Bal, Komplizen Film, Pie Films, Arte France Cinéma, Zdf/Arte, Decia Films, Srab Films, Mandarin Production, Nord-Ouest Films, Les Films Velvet
Born1975 in Tel-Aviv, Nadav Lapid studied philosophy at Tel-Aviv University, French literature in Paris and film in Jerusalem-based Sam Spiegel School. After he directed three shorts, published a novel and worked as a literary critic and a sports reporter, he was admitted to the Cannes IFF's Cinéfondation in 2008 where he wrote his first feature film.
Protect Gvul (2004, short), Kvish (2005, short), Policeman (2011), Ammunition Hill (2014, short), The Kindergarten Teacher (2014), Why? (2015, short), From the Diary of a Wedding Photographer (2016), Synonyms (2019), The Star (2021, short), Ahed's Knee (2021).