Tzvia (Shani Klein) lives with her husband, Yeshiva teacher Reuven, and four children in a remote house on the Mount of Olives. With Reuven’s work increasingly taking him away from the family home, Tzvia seeks a life elsewhere; amidst the drug-users and prostitutes who descend on the cemetery at night. Featuring searing performances from Shani Klein and Avshalom Pollak, and set against the mesmerising white stone landscape of the Mount of Olives, Mountain is a powerful portrait of a woman in turmoil, and the length she will go to for self-determination.
Venice International Film Festival, 2015
Toronto International Film Festival, 2015