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Purple Lawns

Yael and Shlomit, two young secular girls, share a spacious apartment in the heart of Tel Aviv but are forced to find a third roommate to help them cover the high rent.  They meet Malka Kahanastein, a Mysterious ultra-Orthodox woman, who succeeds in striking a chord with Yael, while arousing Shlomit’s suspicions. Malka seems so quiet and reserved, and Yael is immediately drawn to her. Jealous of the bond between them, Shlomit decides to follow Malka. After many twists and turns she discovers Malka’s great secret. Now the fate of this young ultra-Orthodox woman touches her as well. Together with Yael, she decides to help.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1998; FIPA, Biarritz, France, 1999

Director: Dina Zvi-Riklis

Producer: Katriel Schory

Cinematographer: David Gurfinkel

Editor: Naomi Press-Aviram

Original Soundtrack: Giora Kenneth

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet Foundation, The Cinema Project

Musicians: Production Designer: Ariel Gelzer

Cast: Orna Fitusi, Esti Zakheim, Smadar Kilchinsky, Naomi Promovich, Meirav Gruber

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: דשאים סגולים

Yael and Shlomit, two young secular girls, share a spacious apartment in the heart of Tel Aviv but are forced to find a third roommate to help them cover the high rent.  They meet Malka Kahanastein, a Mysterious ultra-Orthodox woman, who succeeds in striking a chord with Yael, while arousing Shlomit’s suspicions. Malka seems so quiet and reserved, and Yael is immediately drawn to her. Jealous of the bond between them, Shlomit decides to follow Malka. After many twists and turns she discovers Malka’s great secret. Now the fate of this young ultra-Orthodox woman touches her as well. Together with Yael, she decides to help.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 1998; FIPA, Biarritz, France, 1999

Director: Dina Zvi-Riklis

Producer: Katriel Schory

Cinematographer: David Gurfinkel

Editor: Naomi Press-Aviram

Original Soundtrack: Giora Kenneth

Supporter(s): The New Fund for Cinema and Television, Keshet Foundation, The Cinema Project

Musicians: Production Designer: Ariel Gelzer

Cast: Orna Fitusi, Esti Zakheim, Smadar Kilchinsky, Naomi Promovich, Meirav Gruber

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: דשאים סגולים

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