Israel 2018, 85 min, Hebrew, Hebrew & English subtitles
“Der Nister” (The Hidden), that’s how Colleen Shabtai called the house where she dreamed of a happy family. Together with poet Aaron Shabtai, she raised six children in a Jerusalem house, until they got divorced.
As a teenager, their son, Nahar, began documenting his family. He filmed 20 years of family life, from a house full of children, until it turned empty and old. Only his mother and brother Lemuel remained there. He is unable to lead an independent life while she refuses to part with her role as mother.
The grandfather’s inheritance runs out, forcing them to leave the house, a departure which is a critical moment for his mother, his brother and Nahar himself.
- Sun 20.05 19:15 Cinemateque 3 Filmmaker Present
- Tue 22.05 10:00 Cinemateque 3 Filmmaker Present
- Sat 26.05 14:00 Cinemateque 1 Filmmaker Present
Production: Elad Peleg, Haggai Arad
Production Company: Daroma Productions
Music: Jonathan Bar Giora
Nahar Shabtai graduated his Film Studies, at Sapir College.
His film ‘Star Child’, which was filmed during his studies, won an award at the 2009 Cinema South Film Festival in Israel.
He Works as a video editor for Israel’s Channel 10.
Der-Nister is his first full feature film.