A film by Yaelle Kayam
81 minutes, fiction, color, Hebrew w/ English subtitles, 2015
In Mountain, a young Orthodox Jewish woman becomes involved with a nocturnal community of prostitutes and drug dealers.
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"Yaelle Kayam's starkly original first feature about good and evil is a head-turner. Blessed with a riveting central performance by newcomer Shani Klein in a role that keeps you guessing what's next." - The Hollywood Reporter
"A vast cemetery on the slopes of the Mount of Olives is the striking setting for Yaelle Kayam's subtle, handsome debut feature. Impressively balancing the predictable with the unexpected, the first-time feature writer-director weaves a complex portrait...graced with a breakthrough performance from Shani Klein." - Variety
"Yaelle Kayam's debut feature focuses on the spiritual and psychological torment of a young housewife who lives at the edge of a Jerusalem cemetery. The graveyard is also a meeting place for prostitutes and their clients, and the proximity of sin to sacredness - along with the growing frustration in the protagonist's marriage - sets up a crisis that is explored with brilliant clarity and rigorous ambiguity." - The New York Times