AVE MARIA(Palestine), directed by Basil Khalil, the winner of HP’s 2015 Bridging the Borders Award, presented by Cinema Without Borders at Palm Springs ShortFest International Short Film Festival and Market has been nominated to receive an OSCAR in Live Action Short category.
Palestinian, 2015, 14 Minute Running Time
Additional Countries: France, Germany
A Jewish family’s car breaks down outside a nunnery during Shabat, inadvertently knocking off the head of the Virgin Mary. The driver’s mother and wife are eager to return home. After exhausting all options they turn to the nuns for help.
DIRECTOR: Basil Khalil
Producer: Eric Dupont
Editor: Basil Khalil
Screenwriter: Daniel Yáñez Khalil, Basil Khalil
Cinematographer: Eric Mizrahi
Music: Jamie Serafi
Principal Cast: Maria Zreik, Maya Koren, Huda Al-Imam, Shady Srour, Ruth Farhi