Another international achievement for Israeli cinema: God’s Neighbors, a film by Meni Yaesh has won the Gaul’s Society of Authors, Directors and Composers award in the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.
The film is also nominated in the Caméra d’Or category for best first feature film.
God’s Neighbors is an Israeli-French co-production by Mark Rosenbaum and Transfax Film Productions and was one of seven films competing in the category.
The movie features a group of young Hasidim in the city of Bat Yam who force their beliefs on the neighborhood’s residents. When the group’s leader falls in love with a woman from the neighborhood he is forced into a moral and existential conundrum.
The main award ceremony of the festival will be held on Sunday, declaring the Palme d’Or award for best feature film.