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by Moran Ifergan
“You lack inner peace, I can see it in your eyes…” With this abrupt remark thrown at her by a woman visiting Jerusalem’s Wailing Wall, filmmaker Moran Ifergan is reminded of the religion she left in her late teens, when she used to frequent this holy site. While her marriage falls apart, Moran takes us on an around-the-clock journey to the women’s side of the Wall; mixing between private and public, sound and image, God and His absence.
Director: Moran Ifergan
Producers: Michal Weits, Moran Ifergan
Editor: Moran Ifergan
Sound Design: Shahaf Wagshall
DIRECTOR - MORAN IFERGAN
Moran Ifergan is an Israeli independent director and editor. Born and raised to a traditional Moroccan family in south Israel. Moran graduated from the Sam Spiegel film school in Jerusalem. Her personal and poignant short documentaries aired on Israeli television and were screened at festivals all around, attracting a great amount of public attention. Her last movie, “Maternity Leave”, was screened at MoMA in 2013. Moran's cinema deals with a political social and gender issues in the Israeli society from a personal and poetic point of view. "WALL" is her first feature-length documentary where she spent a year inside the women's section of the Western Wall in Jerusalem's Temple Mount.
DOCAVIV 2017 - BEST ISRAELI FILM〡CINEMA DU REEL 2017〡DOK LEIPZIG 2017
"Embraces a complex and interesting structure, which elegantly skips from the personal to the national... Ifergan crafts an original expression of a filmic montage."
"Quite refreshing... creative... Her film is both a good overview of the robust Jewish connection to the Western Wall as well as a chance for viewers to reflect on the myriad interpretations that a single place can offer to different visitors – especially if that place evokes intense emotions."
- Modern Times Review
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