8 2020

Schenectady Jewish Film Festival: Shelter

2:00PM - 3:45PM  

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

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.