Ave Maria

AVE MARIA

Comedic Short | West Bank (2015) | 15 minutes

SHOWTIME: THURSDAY, MARCH 23, 1:15 PM (Hebrew with English Subtitles) - Shown with Antenna

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SYNOPSIS:

The silent routine of 5 nuns in the middle of the West Bank wilderness is disrupted when a family of Israeli's come knocking at their door for help after crashing their car into the convent's wall. Unable to use the telephone due to Sabbath restrictions, the family needs help from the nuns who have taken a vow of silence. Together they come up with an unorthodox plan to help the Israeli's.

DIRECTOR: BASIL KHALIL

Cannes Film Festival - Official Selection; 2016 USA Academy Awards - Best Short Film Nominee; Palm Springs International Short Fest – First Place; Dubai International Film Festival – Best Short Film; Grenoble International Film Festival - Best Screenplay

Sponsors: Carolyn Rockoff, Jeanne & Kenneth Fibus