Returning home to attend her grandfather’s funeral, Efi (Noa Biron) finds that nothing has changed. Her grandmother, aunt, and uncle are all living their lives just as she left them years before. A romance with a local teacher causes Efi to extend her visit, but her past comes rushing back when she discovers that her uncle is still up to his devious ways. Set on revenge, Efi takes matters into her own hands. Limor Shmila’s empowering directorial debut speaks volumes about the healing power of justice.
A Prayer (Dir: Alon Borten, 14 min.)
THUR | July 19 | DGA 1 | 7:00 PM
Director: Limor Shmila
Israel | 79 minutes | 2018
Hebrew with English subtitles
Post Screening Reception:
DGA Atrium | 8:30 – 11:00 PM
Limor Shmila was born in Acre, Israel, in 1983, where she was raised by an Orthodox Jewish family. At the age of 18 she left her religious life and started her studies in the Tel Hai Academic College’s film school. She graduated with distinction in 2004, with majors in directing and script writing. For the last 10 years she has been one of the leading casting directors in Israel, with films such as Big Bad Wolves, Yona Wallach and Sand Storm — for which she received the Israel Film Academy’s prize for Best Casting in 2016 — among many more.