Sand Storm

Elite Zexer

Original title: Sufat Chol

Prémio Especial do Júri João Bénard da Costa

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. But, as their entire family falls apart, the two women have to start seeing the world through each other's eyes, if they wish to survive.

  • Duration: 90
  • Production year: 2016
  • Country: Israel

Elite Zexer