Short Drama Thriller | Israel (2019) | 39 minutes | Hebrew with English Subtitles
In The Name of The Daughter
Thursday, March 12, 1:00 pm at Cinemark Palace 20, Boca Raton
Wednesday, March 25, 3:15 pm at Movies of Delray
The life of Dror Bar-El, a peace activist, is suddenly shattered after a peace rally, when he helplessly witnesses his daughter, Gili, who is only 16 years old, being stabbed to death during a terrorist attack in Jerusalem. She is yet another innocent victim of the long and bloody conflict between Israel and the Palestinians. Her murderer, Abed Mansur, is sentenced to life imprisonment. Two years later, the political vicissitudes of the never ending conflict lead to a possible deal between the Israeli government and the Palestinian Authority to release terrorists with blood on their hands, including Mansur. Dror is devastated and devotes himself entirely to preventing the deal. This portrays the heart rendering experience of a bereaved family from the moment of bereavement, to the daily coping with the terrible loss and its toll on the remaining members of the family. In addition, Dror’s unyielding desire for justice leads to a hair-raising turn of events, from which there is no turning back.
DIRECTOR: Liran Shitrit | STARRING: Nathan Ravitz, Ami Weinberg, Abraham Celektar | AWARDS: Nominated Best Short Israeli OPHIR Academy Awards