Cleveland Jewish FilmFest- A Quiet HeartDate: September 8, 2017Time: 1:00 pm
A Quiet Heart
Director: Eitan Anner • Israel • 2016 • Hebrew, English, Italian with English subtitles • 92 min
Naomi (Game of Thrones’ Ania Bukstein), a concert pianist, is overwhelmed by the expectations of her parents and her colleagues in Tel Aviv. Seeking anonymity and solitude, she moves to Jerusalem, where she makes two unexpected connections – a musically gifted ultra-Orthodox boy in her building and a charismatic Italian monk and organist. While the relationships allow Naomi to reconnect with her love of music and sense of meaning, they also make her a target in her new community. Faced with escalating isolation and violence, Naomi must learn to use music to overcome religious barriers.