Skip to main content

Yael-san

Israel, 2002 (MIFF 2003, Emergence)

Director: Irit Sharvit, Merav Nahoum

A touching doco about an Israeli woman's Buddhist way of life, her Buddhist priest partner and her struggle to preserve her Jewish identity.

See also...

SLAVES OF THE LORD

Slaves of the Lord, straight from Directors' Fortnight in Cannes this year, is the highly anticipated new work from the director of the short film Grief (Winner Grand Prix, MIFF 2001). Bresson-like ... More »

ARDOR

One Christmas Eve, young housewife Mi-Heun has her world thrown into disarray when she uncovers her husband's infidelity. Unable to cope with the change in her seemingly idyllic existence, she ... More »

WOMEN’S PRISON

Manijeh Hekmat's debut feature is an impassioned drama, set over 17 years, following the intricate relationship between a warden and inmate in a Tehran women's prison. ... After a riot breaks out, a ... More »

JEALOUSY IS MY MIDDLE NAME

Wongsang is a struggling student, living in a single room and working part-time as a plumber while finishing his thesis in literature. He dreams of studying abroad, but his financial situation is not ... More »

I’LL BE SEEING HER: WOMEN IN KOREAN CINEMA

Ranging from the classic, rarely seen films of the Golden Age of Korean cinema of the 50s, to the invigorating work emerging at the moment, this new documentary is a concise examination of female ... More »

YOSSI & JAGGER

Yossi and Jagger are officers in the Israeli army, serving mandatory army service, stationed on a remote military base on the border with Lebanon. The two men are lovers, hiding their affair from the ... More »

Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director