Director: Eytan Harris / Israel 2009
Category: Creative Documentary, Society, Human Interest
Production: for Channel 10, Israel; Commissioning Editor: Tzipi Baider
Length: 77 minutes
An absurd, brilliant and surreal film about an orthodox Jewish organization and an eccentric mother who lock horns over the remains of her teenage daughter’s body. Lilith, a charismatic single mother woman, with an unusual life story, is in a terrible clash with one of the largest religious organization in Israel, only because she’s determined to cremate, not to bury in the Jewish way, the body of her 14-year daughter, who unexpectedly committed suicide. A real witch hunt, with no limits, is taking place in a tiny suburban town. ”As Lilith” is a darkly funny film, filled with situations, an impeccably well-crafted film that uses fly-on-the-wall filmmaking to capture a completely off-the-wall story.