AVE MARIA

director: 
Basil Khalil
country: 
France, Germany, Palestine
year: 
2015
category: 
short
legth: 
14'
section: 
INTERNATIONAL AND SIGNIS JURIES
festival edition: 
2016
The nuns of the ‘Sisters of Mercy’ Convent, in the middle of the West Bank wilderness, have their daily routine of silence and prayer disrupted when a family of Jewish settlers come knocking at their door for help after crashing into the convent’s wall. The Israelis can’t operate a phone to call for assistance due to the Sabbath laws, and the nuns have taken a vow of silence. Together they have to come up with an unorthodox plan to help them get home.