Yaelle Kayam

2009 Diploma (short)
2015 Ha‘har/Mountain

She is a filmmaker and a film lecturer at the Sapir College film department. She studied cinema at the Victorian College of the Arts (2004-2006) in Melbourne, Australia and at the Sam Spiegel film and television school in Jerusalem (2006-2008). Her graduate film Diploma (22’) won third place at the Cinéfondation, Cannes IFF 2009. The film was screened in over 70 festivals worldwide, won 14 international awards, was purchased for screening by the French television company Canal+ and screened at New York’s Museum of Modern Art. Mountain is her debut feature film.

Open Horizons

Mountain / Yaelle Kayam

A devout woman is living with her family in the Jewish cemetery on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. During the day, while her husband and children are at school, she is left alone in the mountain. She goes for walks in the cemetery, trying to escape the endless house work. One night, out of frustration, she storms out of the house, running wherever her feet will carry her. To her surprise, she is exposed to an unsettling sexual scene. Stirred by this image, she starts exploring this new realm of the mountain, while trying to keep a normal face during her day-time routine. Until she can’t anymore.

Director:Yaelle Kayam
Script:Yaelle Kayam
Cinematography:Itay Marom
Editing:Or Ben David
Music:Ophir Leibovitch
Costumes:Hila Glick
With:Shani Klein (Tzvia), Avshalom Pollak (Reuven), Haitham Ibrahem Omari (Abed)
World Sales:Films Distribution, France T. +33 1 5310 3399
Production Design:Neta Dror
Producer:Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yochanan Kredo, Yossi Uzrad, Lisa Uzrad, Guy Jacoel
Production:July August Productions, Israel T. +972 3510 0223 F. +972 3510 0184
Production Country:Israel-Denmark
Co-production:Windeløv/Lassen Productions, Denmark
Format:DCP Color
Production Year:2015
Screening Schedule
JOHN CASSAVETES:Sunday, November 08, 2015 - 13:00 | ID:253
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Tuesday, November 10, 2015 - 20:00 | ID:426