Cinema Sabaya

Cinema Sabaya (2021)
Long Fiction - 90'' - En distribution

Orit Fouks Rotem​

9 women, 10 meetings, 1 white screen.

Nine women, Arab and Jewish, take part in a video workshop hosted by Rona, a young filmmaker. With each footage shot by the women, the group dynamic forces them to challenge their beliefs as they get to know each other.


Director: Orit Fouks Rotem

Production: Aurélien Bodinaux, Rhian Vialva - Neon Rouge (Belgique),
                   Gal Greenspan, Roi Kurland, Maya Fischer – Green Productions (Israel).

Produced with the aid of the : Centre du Cinéma et de l'Audiovisuel de la Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles, Shelter Prod &, The New Israeli Film and Television Fund


Photos from the film:

Jerusalem Film Festival (Jerusalem, Israel - 08/2021)
Winner: GWFF Award for Best Israeli Debut Film
Winner: Michael Shvili Audience Award

Warsaw Film Festival (Warsaw, Poland - 10/2021)
Winner: NETPAK Jury's Main Award
Special Mention: 1-2 Competition for first and second features

Chicago International Film Festival (Chicago, USA - 10/2021)

Tallinn Black Nights (Tallinn Estonia - 10/2021)

(AFI FEST) America Film Institute Film Festival (LA, USA - 11/2021)

Ophir Awards (Tel Aviv, Israel - 09/2022)
Winner: Best Picture
Winner: Best Director
Winner: Best Supporting Actress
Winner: Best Casting
Winner: Best Costume