ISRAEL | 87 minutes | 2016

A feminist tale of a young Israeli torn between family tradition and taking control of her destiny. In a small Israeli Bedouin village, Layla, a university student, disrupts tradition when she starts a relationship with a young man who attends the same school. Jalila, her mother, watching her husband get set to wed his second wife, takes a very dim view of this forbidden love and the risk it poses to the family’s reputation. In Sand Storm, her first feature, Israeli director Elite Zexter takes a keen-eyed look at a community stifled by patriarchy, seen here through the clashes of a young woman and her mother.

Grand Prix du Jury - Sundance 2016


Friday October 7, 2016

Program #28
Cinéma du Parc 2

Sunday October 9, 2016

Program #82
Cinéma du Parc 2

Elite Zexer

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distribution and credits

  • Screenplay Elite Zexer
  • Cast Lamis Ammar, Ruba Blal, Hitham Omari, Khadija Al Akel


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