Israel 2017, 84 min, Hebrew, English and French, Hebrew & English subtitles
In Paris they were called “Jews”, in Israel they are the “French”: Marouane who was circumcised at the age of 18, dreams of becoming a shepherd in Jerusalem; Isabelle who follows her husband to Netanya, leaves her son behind; and Valerie, the television star, lives in Tel Aviv and misses a Paris that has long gone. Terror attacks in France, Terror attacks in Israel.Wandering Jews, arriving in Israel to discover its reality – tougher than they knew, beautiful and struggling, isintegrating. Five years of continuous cinematic observation of the French immigration, 100,000 people and one question left open: Why?
Previous Festivals: Visions Du Reel
Production: Ronen Ben Tal, Anat Schwartz
Production Company: Plan B Productions
Editing: Neta Dvorkis
Soundtrack: Nin Hazan
Music: Asher Goldschmidt
Graduated (with Honors) from The Sam Spiegel Film School and La Femis Atelier
Documentaire in Paris. Anat received her BA (cum laude) in Philosophy and
Literature from the Tel Aviv University.
“The Promised” is her feature film debut.