A Beautiful Valley

Emek Tiferet (original title)

Hanna Mendelssohn, an 80 year old widow, is a proud member of a kibbutz she helped to found. She believes strongly in the values of social equality and cooperation on which the kibbutz was created.
Her world disintegrates as the privatization of the Kibbutz forces her into retirement, and after years of devotion and hard work she finds herself useless. In addition she has to watch the Kibbutz turn into a community in which everyone is concerned for his or her own wellbeing.
She strives to continue to live her life as she used to, but reality slaps her in the face over and over again. 
When all her hopes are dashed, she realizes that friendship still exists in the Kibbutz and though things will never be the same, something new can flourish.
ISRAEL/FRANCE 2011 /35mm/Color/Hebrew/84min./Dolby
July August Productions / Les Films du Poisson
Produced with the support of: The Rabinovich Film Fund, HOT, Keshet, ARTE France, Orange Cinema Series, Backup Films, Fondation Groupama Gan, Cinefondation

This film was supported by the Sundance Institute Feature Film Program

Sales: Les Films Du Poisson, France
Cast & Crew

Hadar Friedlich


Hadar Friedlich


Batia Bar

Gili Ben Ouzilio

Ruth Geller

Hadar Avigad

Eli Ben-Rey

Director of Photography:

Talia (Tuli) Galon


Hadar Friedlich

Nelly Quettier

Production designer:

Shunit Aharoni


Michal Koren

Costume designer:

Zmira Ratzkovsky

Original Score:

Uri Ophir


Eilon Ratzkovsky

Yael Fogiel

Yossi Uzrad

Guy Jacoel

Yochanan Kredo

Laetizia Gonzalez

A Beautiful Valley

A Beautiful Valley

Emek Tiferet (original title)

The OFF PLUS CAMERA Festival 2012 Bergamo Film Meeting 2012 Internationl Women's Film Festival Rehovot, 2011 Jerusalem Film Festival 2011 Cinemed (Montpellier) 2011
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A Beautiful Valley

Emek Tiferet (original title)