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.
New Israel Fund’s New Generations and JCC 20s + 30s Shabbat dinner is back with an open bar and around-the-table intimate conversation with guest filmmakers, exploring how we navigate personal identity and relationship within a fragmented Israeli society.