7 2020

Schenectady Jewish Film Festival: Shelter

7:30PM - 9:45PM  

Robert & Dorothy Ludwig Schenectady Jewish Community Center 2565 Balltown Road
Niskayuna, NY

Saturday, March 7, 7:30 PM

France, Germany, Israel, 2018, 93 min. English, Hebrew w/subtitles.

 Two women, a Mossad agent and a Lebanese informer, find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of deception, paranoia, and intrigue, in the Israeli espionage thriller. Naomi (Neta Riskin) is an Israeli special agent assigned to protect Mona (Golshifteh Farahani), 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. As geopolitical and psychosexual tensions rise, both women begin to question their beliefs, loyalties and own unfixed identities. Directed by Eran Riklis.


Additional showing on March 8.