The Film “Hakir – The Wall” directed by Moran Ifergan was nominated as winner of the Docaviv – Tel Aviv International Documentary Film Festival received the Best Israeli Film Award on May 17th, 2017.
The film was supported by FES Israel in framework of the “Greenhouse Women” Project in cooperation with the NFCT – the New Fund for Cinema and TV.
The film recounts the story of a woman who decided to break-up her marriage, fled to the biggest confessional in the world, the Western Wall in Jerusalem and stayed there for a year.
“Hakir – The Wall” follows the divorce story of the director, entirely through her phone calls and recorded messages to and from the important women in her life: her mother, her older sister, and her best friend. At the same time, the film provides a first glimpse at what happens in the “Women’s Section” of the Western Wall, the most intimate public site imaginable, the foot of the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, “bone of contention”, and takes a close and long-term observation of the political, religious, and national changes taking place in a divided Israel in 2016.
The Jury’s justification for their choice: The winner of this category explores the tension between our expectations of life and what we actually long and strive for. A film about women, family and gender roles, and the manner in which our cultural, moral and religious conditioning feeds into the way we structure our lives. Rich, provocative and elegantly poised between the intimate and the universal.
Watch the Trailer of the Film: