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Still Water

It’s lockdown in northTel Aviv. A pleasant neighborhood. A pleasant apartment. One imprisoned woman. Rona. Her distress intensifies and forces her to go out. Even she is allowed to throw out the trash.
She runs to save her soul and attempts to cross a bridge, but is stopped at the barrier.
She is ordered back to her permitted space, but rebels.
The neighborhood women’s mikveh is open despite the lockdown. She hesitates, then enters.
For the first time in her life, she finds herself standing naked, facing a mikveh attendant. Her body is wounded; she needs someone to notice her pain. Will the attendant respond to her plea?
Unable to escape the truth of her life, she faces the eyes of the attendant whose call of “Ko-sher” is the final blow.
She leaves the water, leaves her former life, and only the still waters remain.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, 2023

Director: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Producer: Itai Tamir, Ami Livne

Production Company: Laila Films

Cinematographer: Boaz Yehonatan Yacov

Editor: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Soundtrack Editor: Michael Goorevich

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibovitch

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

Colourist / Online Editor: Yoav Raz

Casting: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Cast: Gloria Bess, Liron Ben Shlush, Itamar Rothchild

Script: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Research: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מים עומדים

It’s lockdown in northTel Aviv. A pleasant neighborhood. A pleasant apartment. One imprisoned woman. Rona. Her distress intensifies and forces her to go out. Even she is allowed to throw out the trash.
She runs to save her soul and attempts to cross a bridge, but is stopped at the barrier.
She is ordered back to her permitted space, but rebels.
The neighborhood women’s mikveh is open despite the lockdown. She hesitates, then enters.
For the first time in her life, she finds herself standing naked, facing a mikveh attendant. Her body is wounded; she needs someone to notice her pain. Will the attendant respond to her plea?
Unable to escape the truth of her life, she faces the eyes of the attendant whose call of “Ko-sher” is the final blow.
She leaves the water, leaves her former life, and only the still waters remain.

Festivals and Awards:

Jerusalem Film Festival, Israel, 2023

 

Director: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Producer: Itai Tamir, Ami Livne

Production Company: Laila Films

Cinematographer: Boaz Yehonatan Yacov

Editor: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Soundtrack Editor: Michael Goorevich

Original Soundtrack: Ophir Leibovitch

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

Colourist / Online Editor: Yoav Raz

Casting: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Cast: Gloria Bess, Liron Ben Shlush, Itamar Rothchild

Script: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Research: Tsivia Barkai Yacov

Subtitles: English

Film Name in Hebrew: מים עומדים

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