Shemira

Shemira
Shemira

Shemira (2017)

Country: United Kingdom

Duration: 22 min

Genre: drama
Director: Adam Wells
Screenplay: Adam Wells
Director of Cinematography: Gary Shaw
Cast: John Rhys-Davies, Ruth Posner

Nomination: Competition, Narrative Short

Age limitations: 12+

Screenings

28 мая 19:30, Jewish museum and tolerance center - купить билет
28 мая 20:30, Oktyabr cinema - купить билет
29 мая 20:30, Oktyabr cinema - купить билет

Plot

Myer - a survivor of humanity's greatest crime - spends one final night alongside his beloved, Leah. After over six decades since Leah became his wife, death has separated them. The story takes place across one night during the ritual of Shemira, the Jewish tradition of guarding a body from death to burial. We are the invisible witness to their intimate, private farewell from one another - an outpouring of Myer's memories, from the seemingly insignificant and incidental, to the life-changing and unexpected.

Rewards and nominations

  • Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection
  • Chicago Jewish Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection
  • San Diego Jewish Film Festival 2018 - Official Selection

Trailer