A modern adaptation of the biblical triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and the young Hagar, with Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic, Abraham is its almighty conductor and Hagar its new French horn player from East Jerusalem. Hagar bonds with Sarah and a unique friendship evolves between the two women. Feeling Sarah’s pain from not having children, Hagar offers to have a baby for her from Abraham, shaking the thin balance in the family. Eventually the two sons—Ben, later Ishmael, born to Hagar, and Isaac, born to Sarah ten years later—find a way to combine their significant Eastern and Western musical talents and seek harmony.

  • : Alon Aboutboul (London Has Fallen, The Dark Night Rises, A Place in Heaven), Tali Sharon (Norman, She’s Coming Home, Srugim), Ali Suliman (The Atttack, Homeland, A Borrowed Identity) and Yanna Yossef.
  • Ori Sivan
  • Ori Sivan
  • 98 minutes
  • In Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles.

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Welcome to the largest Big Tent community showcase of Israeli features, docs and TV series--made in Israel and/or by Israelis in the past 12 months--in the Midwest! You’ll take a deep dive beyond the headlines. See Chicago Premieres of some of the most talented and internationally award-winning directors, actors and other artists working today as they share their multicultural perspectives. And have unprecedented opportunities to dialog, laugh, cry, party and otherwise interact in person with cinephiles of all backgrounds. We look forward to seeing you again, or meeting you for the first time, soon.

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