Montana


Drama
Drama

When a young woman returns to her hometown in Israel following the death of her grandfather, she falls in love with a married teacher despite the looming figure of her fractured past.


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Montana

A Film by: Limor Shmila

(Israel, 2017, 79 min, Hebrew, French, English subtitles, Cast: Noa Biron, Avi Malka, Keren Tzur, Neta Shpigelman, Hava Ortman ).

After years of living in Jaffa, Efi comes back to Acre, her hometown, following the death of her grandfather. There she meets Karen, a teacher who is married with two children. An unexpected but deep romance begins between the women, keeping Efi in Acco, prompting her to rethink her plans and pulling her to revisit her past.

This extended stay in the neighborhood of her youth means that Efi must confront many of the buried secrets of her childhood and the tribal nature of the community that nurtured — and disrupted — her early years. When the exposure of those secrets leads directly to Karen's family, difficult decisions must be made.

 

FESTIVALS, SCREENINGS &  AWARDS

* Haifa IFF  - Winner of Best Actress 2017
* Toronto IFF - Official Selection 2017
* Montreal Israeli Film festival: Winner Best Photography and Best Actress 2017                                                  New Fest IFF - Official Selection 2017
* Montreal Israeli FF - Best Photography and Best Actress Awards 2018

•  YESH Zurich 2019