A Quiet Heart

In present day Jerusalem, a city increasingly dominated by religious tensions, Naomi, a secular young woman, seeks solitude, anonymity and refuge and from the parental and collegial pressure of her life as a concert pianist. Despite her intentions, she quickly befriends a musically gifted Ultra-Orthodox young boy who lives in her apartment complex, and Fabrizio, a charismatic Italian monk and organist. While these relationships allow Naomi to reconnect with her love of music and sense of meaning, they also make her a target in her new community. Faced with escalating isolation and violence, Naomi must learn to use music as a bridge.

  • Ania Bukstein (Game of Thrones), Giorgio Lupano (The International) and Irit Kaplan (A Matter of Size, Apples from the Desert)
  • Eitan Anner
  • Eitan Anner
  • 92 minutes
  • In Hebrew with English subtitles.

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