It is not a political struggle, but the struggle of one girl for the privilege of holding an independent opinion.
In the Prime of Her Life
A film by: Lina & Slava Chaplin
(Israel, 2010, 58 min, Color, Hebrew/Russian, English Subtitles, Cast: Sivan Levy, Zak Berkman, Moris Cohen, Yana Gur)
This modern adaptation of a story by S.Y. Agnon takes place in a small city on the edge of the desert. Tirza, a young woman who lives alone with her father, falls in love with Akaviah Mazal, a lecturer at the college where she is studying. As she gets lost in the secrets of their entwined past enchantment turns into obsession and Tirza does everything in her power to get Mazal’s attention and win his heart.
Despite the warnings and fears of those closest to her, Tirza pursues her dangerous quest for love. Will she succeed in righting the injustices of the past and break the tragic cycle of fate or will she simply perpetuate it?