- Hanefesh HaTova
Director: Eitan Anner
Production: Itay Akirav: Harbor Films / Israel 2022
Cast: Moran Rosenblatt (”Fauda”, “Hit and Run”), Rami Heuberger (‘’Golda’’, “Schindler’s List”)
Length: 85 minutes
When a feminist producer teams up with an Ultra-Orthodox rabbi to make a film based on a biblical tragedy, artistic differences escalate into hostility.
Moran Rosenblatt (Fauda, Hit and Run) stars in ‘’The Good Person’’ as Sharon, a dedicated arthouse film producer from Tel Aviv focused on creating empowering films for women. But upon returning from an international film festival, she discovers her life in complete disarray. Suddenly facing financial ruin and with no viable prospects, she reluctantly agrees to meet with a commercial producer whose artistic values clash with her own. In an unexpected twist, he proposes that she take on a project that involves resurrecting the career of Rabbi Uzi Silver (played by Rami Heuberger from Golda and Schindler’s List), an ultra-Orthodox rabbi who was once a legendary film figure but abandoned his secular lifestyle decades ago to fully embrace religion. He aspires to reenter the world of cinema by adapting the biblical epic tale of King Saul, but with an all-male film crew. Under normal circumstances, Sharon, who built her producing career on championing women and telling topical stories, would decline the offer. What follows sets the stage for the audience to make their own decisions, letting us decide which compromises are acceptable and whether art should take precedence.