Nominated for three Israeli Academy Awards and adapted from the much-loved book, Apples From The Desert is a timeless and moving tale of tradition versus modernity.
Rebecca Avranel is an only child, living a cloistered existence with her strictly religious Sephardic parents in Jerusalem. Unhappy with the restrictive traditions of home and community, she secretly breaks taboos, joining a dance class where she meets secular kibbutznik Dooby. But following her dreams wreaks havoc when her father reveals other plans for her…
Festivals and awards
Atlanta Jewish Film Festival – Winner: Audience Award
San Diego Jewish Film Festival – Winner: Special Jury Award
Haifa Film Festival – Official Selection