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Sand Storm

Director Elite ZEXER
Info
  • Israel│
  • 2016│
  • 87min│
  • DCP│
  • color│
  • Feature Film │
  • Fiction

Overview

As wedding festivities get underway in a Bedouin village in Israel, Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman’s marriage to a second, much younger wife.

Schedule

Code Date Time Theater Info Ticket
108 2016. 04. 29 10:30 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) TM HEK12GV
342 2016. 05. 01 17:30 CGV Jeonjugosa 6 HEK12GV
721 2016. 05. 05 14:00 MEGABOX Jeonju(Gaeksa) TM HEK12

Review

A story of a conservative Bedouin village in Israel. Jalila is preparing for her husband’s wedding with a second wife. While being disturbed with tradition and jealousy, she discovers that her daughter falls in love with a boy in next village, which is prohibited. At first, Jalila scolded her but sided with her when the authoritative husband put pressure on them. The film deals with conflicts between tradition and modernity, or patriarchal tradition and new values. The fragmented family shows how difficult it is to resist the old, contradictory custom. Through the mother and daughter, it describes the tension between the stubborn tradition and the struggle to adjust to the changing world. Director wrote screenplay after interviews with real Bedouin women. Winner of Grand Jury Prize during the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. (JANG Byungwon)

Credit

Director Elite ZEXER
Screenplay Elite ZEXER
Producer Haim MECKLBERG
Cinematography Shai PELEG
Editor Ronit PORAT
Music Ran BAGNO
Cast Lamis AMMAR, Ruba BLAL-ASFOUR, Haitham OMARI, Khadija ALAKEL

Director

Elite ZEXER

Elite ZEXER graduated from Tel Aviv University, where she received both a BFA and MFA, the latter in film directing. Her previous films include the shorts Take Note(2008), which won the Best Fiction Film Award at the Tel Aviv International Student Film Festival, and Tasnim(2010). She also directed the documentary short Fire Department-Bnei Brak(2010) before helming her first feature, Sand Storm in 2016

Trailer

(Sand Storm) DIR. Elite ZEXER

As wedding festivities get underway in a Bedouin village in Israel, Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman’s marriage to a second, much younger wife.