A Quiet Heart


Drama | Israel (2016) | 132 minutes

FRIDAY, MARCH 24, 3:00 PM (Hebrew with English Subtitles)

Florida Premiere



Naomi, a secular young woman, seeks refuge from the pressure of her life as a concert pianist. Overwhelmed by the expectations of her parents and colleagues in Tel Aviv, she seeks anonymity and solitude in Jerusalem. Despite her intentions to stay alone, Naomi makes two unexpected connections – one with a musically gifted Ultra-Orthodox young boy who lives in her building and the other with Fabrizio, a charismatic Italian monk and organist. These relationships allow Naomi to reconnect with her love of music and sense of meaning but they also make her a target in her new community. Faced with escalating isolation, Naomi must learn to use music as a bridge to overcome towering religious barriers.


2016 Israeli Film Academy - Ophir Nomination for Best Actress; 2016 Haifa International Film Festival - Best Script Award in collaboration with the Screenwriters’ Guild, Best Screenplay; 2016 Tallin Black Nights Film Festival - Grand Prize Best Film

Sponsor: Ellyn & Lee Gross