About The Film
The ideals and resolve of a young Israeli military police investigator are challenged in ROOM 514, a thought-provoking drama inspired by real events, which develops almost entirely within the confines of a cramped interrogation room.
Near the end of her IDF service and before entering law school, Russian émigré Anna (Asia Naifeld) is confronted with the complex case of a heroic but haughty company commander (Udi Persi) accused of using excessive force against a Palestinian civilian. Warned off the politically explosive case by her colleagues, the thumbscrews are tightened further by her soon-to-be-married direct superior Erez (Ohad Hall), with whom she is having a passionate affair.
Featuring intense thrust-and-parry dialogue, strong naturalistic performances, and a minimalist aesthetic, ROOM 514 was shot in just five days after intensive rehearsals, and earned filmmaker Sharon Bar-Ziv the Best New Narrative Director Award at the Tribeca Film Festival.
Film DetailsDirector: Sharon Bar-Ziv
Language: Hebrew with subtitles
Running Time: 90 min.
Subjects: Drama, Human Rights, Israeli, Women