Shrouds

A year ago his daughter, only a month old, died while sleeping at her crib. Since, unable to get rid of the guilt feeling that haunts him, Nachum decides to touch death daily.But there's a price to pay for his decision. His wife Yona, now pregnant again, feels that her husband is absorbed with the world of the dead and is moving away from her. Her struggle to get Nachum back to her and his struggle between the dead and the living becomes the core of this story that takes place during the last month of Yona's pregnancy, which is also the training period for Nachum. Awards:Best Debut Film, Hamburg International Film Festival 2010Festivals:Hamburg International Film Festival 2010Jerusalem Film Festival 2010 Director: Shalom HagerProducers:Lama films - Amir Harel – Ayelet KaitScript: Shalom HagerCamera: Ofer InovEditor: Oded TabakMusic: Ophir LeibovitchSoundtrack: Erez Eini - ShavitMain actors: Kais Nashef, Shiri Gadni, Uri KlausnerOriginal Language: HebrewSubtitle Language: English Die ElfeThe winner:"Shrouds" (Director and script writer: Shalom Hager, Israel)Out of the jury's statement:"This debut tells incredibly dense and with a rarely seen serenity and intensity the story of a man who tries to cope with the death of his baby by hiring himself out as washer of corpses to handle his guilt. Shalom Hager succeeded impressively in adopting this delicate plot and transforms it excellently."

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