This absorbing hybrid documentary/drama tells the story of Kochava Levy, a young woman who bravely served as mediator between terrorists and the IDF while being held hostage at Tel Aviv’s Savoy Hotel in 1975. NOTE: Screens Virtually Only: Streaming window is 48 hrs after hit "play" and expires Sun. March 26 at 11:59pm.
Israel @75 Birthday Series.
In March 1975, Kochava Levy, a 31-year-old housewife of Yemeni descent, was taken hostage during an attack on the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv. Over the course of one night, she transformed herself into a fearless heroine, bravely serving as a mediator between the terrorists and the IDF. But by dawn, she felt nothing but shame. This absorbing hybrid documentary/drama intertwines previously unreleased archival footage and Levi’s diary entries with dramatizations to tell her story. Veteran actress Dana Igvy (ZERO MOTIVATION, AVIVA MY LOVE) plays Levy, while Ala Dakaa (FAUDA) portrays the head of the terrorist cell. Winner of three Israeli Academy Awards and the Best Documentary Director and Editing awards at the 2022 Jerusalem Film Festival.
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