Schedule - Thursday, 12/1/2016

7:00pm - Harmonia
2016 | 98 minutes | Narrative
U.S. Premiere
Director: Ori Sivan

Sarah (Tali Sharon), a morose harpist in the Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra, is married to Abraham (Alon Aboutboul), the charismatic conductor of the group. They have no children. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem, joins the Orchestra, Sarah’s world erupts. A unique friendship develops between the two women. Hagar, sympathizing with Sarah’s pain, offers to have a baby for Sarah. Ismail, born to Hagar and Abraham, is a wild and gifted pianist whom Sarah raises as her own. When Ismail discovers the true identity of his mother, his world–and that of those around him–falls apart. Harmonia maintains the essence of the biblical story from Genesis and adds a unique perspective, unearthing the metaphoric roots of the conflict.

Thu 12/1 7:00pm JCC Manhattan Tickets

7:00pm - Opening Night Gala: Harmonia

Join us for the Red Carpet Opening Night festivities of the 10th Anniversary of the Other Israel Film Festival, featuring the US Premiere of:

HARMONIA
Dir. Ori Sivan
2016 | 98 min | Narrative
US PREMIERE

Sarah, a morose harpist in the Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra, is married to Abraham, the charismatic conductor of the group. They have no children. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the Orchestra, Sarah’s world erupts. A unique friendship develops between the two women. Hagar, sympathizing with Sarah’s pain, offers to have a baby for Sarah. Ismail, born to Hagar and Abraham, is a wild and gifted pianist whom Sarah raises as her own. When Ismail discovers the true identity of his mother, his world–and that of those around him–falls apart. Unearthing the metaphoric roots of the conflict, Harmonia maintains the essence of the biblical story from Genesis and adds a unique perspective.

Followed by conversation and exclusive reception with filmmakers and special guests.

Thu 12/1 7:00pm JCC Manhattan Tickets