by Tom Shoval


Drama, 100 minutes, 2021

Writer / Director: Tom Shoval
Producers: One Two Films, Green Productions, New People Film Company 
Executive Producer:
Alejandro González Iñárritu
Funding: Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg


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After Alma loses her husband Noah – one of the richest men in the Middle East – in a car accident, the lonely widow is left living in his extravagant, monumental villa. Shortly after, she meets the homeless Marina and invites her into her huge villa as a permanent guest. This act of philanthropy gives her a new sense of meaning, almost an ecstatic rush. And so she decides to transform the villa into a home for refugees and people in need. Alma is determined to put all her craft, money and energy into building a utopic world for herself and all the people surrounding her.

DIRECTOR: Tom Shoval

Tom was born 1981 in Israel. He graduated from the Sam Spiegel School for Cinema and Television in 2007. His short films The Hungry Heart, Shred of Hope and I Will Drink My Tears played at film festivals around the world, winning numerous prizes. His first feature film Youth gained worldwide success both critically and with the audience. It was nominated four times at the Israeli Ophir Awards (Israeli Academy Awards) including the best director section and won the Jerusalem Film Festival. In 2014, Tom received the prestigious Rolex Mentorship Initiative, for which he was personally chosen by the acclaimed director Alejandro González Iñárritu. Tom also created a TV series in Israel and co-wrote the short film Aya, which was nominated for the live action short OSCAR® 2015.


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