Shmama

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2017
  • 25 min.

Shmama

  • Israel
  • Short
  • 2017
  • 25 min.

Synopsis

Leah works as the maid in the hotel during the day, while Meital, her daughter, sings in the hotel’s lobby at night. They live trapped in their relationship, surrounded by the Dead Sea. The night Leah comes to hear her daughter sing, they both realize their separation is inevitable.

Credits

Director(s)

Miki Polonski

Producer(s)

Kobi Mizrahi

Script

Miki Polonski

Cinematography

Ilya Marcus

Editor

Shira Hochman

Cast

Ahuva Keren, Meital Mor, Mendy Cahan, Hila Gonen

Original Language

Hebrew

Subtitles

English

Produced with the help of

Sam Spiegel Film School, Gesher Multicultural Film Fund.

Sound designer

Rotem Dror

  • Winner

    Pardino d'Argento Award
    Locarno International Film Festival
    2017
  • Winner

    Best Director Award
    Pancevo International Film Festival
    2017
  • Winner

    Best Short Film
    Athens Short Film Festival
    2019

Festival Highlights

Athens Short Film Festival, Greece , 2019

KOQIX INDIE FEST, Italy , 2019

NexT International Film Festival , Romania , 2018

International Izmir Short Film Festival , Turkey , 2018

Montreal Festival du Nouveau Cinéma, Canada , 2018

Melbourne International Film Festival, Australia , 2018

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel , 2017

Pancevo International Film Festival, Serbia , 2017

Locarno International Film Festival, Switzerland , 2017

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