14th Annual Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival  March 28 – April 8, 2019

 Massachusetts Premiere

Shelter

Saturday, March 17, 8:00 PM
Longmeadow High School, Longmeadow

Two women—a Mossad agent and a Lebanese informer—find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of deception and intrigue, in this Israeli espionage thriller from veteran filmmaker Eran Riklis (The Syrian Bride, Lemon Tree, A Borrowed Identity). Naomi is an Israeli special agent assigned to protect Mona, a Hezbollah turncoat recovering from identity-changing plastic surgery. Holed up for two weeks in a Hamburg safe house, they form an unexpected but fragile bond over a shared sense of loss and their difficult ties with maternity. As tensions rise, both women begin to question their beliefs, loyalties and own unfixed identities. Featuring strong performances by the award-winning lead actresses, and a standout supporting role by Israeli film star Lior Ashkenazi.

Thriller | 2018 | 93 minutes
France, Germany, Israel | English, Arabic, and Hebrew with subtitles
Directed by Eran Riklis

 

 

 

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