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Sand Storm

Directed by: Elite Zexer
87 Minutes, 2016, Drama; Other Israel Film Festival; Romance

As wedding festivities get underway in a Bedouin village in Israel, Jalila finds herself in the awkward position of hosting her husband Suliman’s marriage to a second, much younger wife. During the celebration, Jalila stumbles across eldest daughter Layla’s involvement with a boy from her university—a strictly forbidden liaison that would shame the family. Burying the indignity of Suliman and his new bride living next door, Jalila also tries to contain Layla’s situation by clamping down on her. But younger and possessed of a boundless spirit, Layla sees a different life for herself.


Director: Elite Zexer

Producer: Rami Yehoshua

Producer: Moshe Edery

Producer: Kader Boukhanef

Producer: Ygal Mograbi