Atlit

ATLIT
2014 / 91 min / France-Israel
 
Script Shirel Amitay
Directing Shirel Amitay
Cinematographer Boaz Yehonatan Zaacov
Editing Frédéric Baillehaiche
Music Reno Isaac
Producer Sandrine Brauer
Cast  
Géraldine Nakache Cali
Judith Chemla Asia
Yaël Abecassis Darel
 
Synopsis
Israel 1995. With the peace process in full swing, Cali meets with her sisters, Darel and Asia, in order to sell the house they grew up in: a piece of paradise in Atlit. They quickly start quarrelling and old tensions resurface. Their parents, Zack and Mona, insist on having their say: four years after their deaths, they randomly appear to fix the electricity, offer marriage counselling and generally weaken their daughters’ resolve regarding the house. To add to the confusion, a mysterious Palestinian boy appears in the property without explanation.
 
Shirel Amitay was born in 1963. She studied at the National Film and Television School in Beaconsfield, England and was assistant director on the Rivette films VA SAVOIR (2001) and HISTOIRE DE MARIE ET JULIEN (2003). ATLIT is her debut feature.