"Sima the Witch"
Directed by Dror Shaul
Dror Shaul's directorial debut tells the story of a
kindly grandmother with the unique ability to bestow curses and blessings on
her friends and neighbors. When those around her realize the woman's special
power, they attempt to manipulate it for their own gain. Enchanting and
original, the film also offers a scathing critique of contemporary Israeli
society. Hebrew with English subtitles. 103 minutes.