Shelter

About The Film

Two women—a Mossad agent and a Lebanese informer—find themselves trapped in a labyrinth of deception, paranoia and intrigue, in the Israeli espionage thriller SHELTER. Naomi (Neta Riskin) is an Israeli special agent assigned to protect Mona (Golshifteh Farahani), a Hezbollah turncoat recovering from identity-changing plastic surgery. Holed up for two weeks in a Hamburg safe house, they form an unexpected but fragile bond over a shared sense of loss and their difficult ties with maternity. As geopolitical and psychosexual tensions rise, both women begin to question their beliefs, loyalties and own unfixed identities. Veteran filmmaker Eran Riklis directs this nail-biting neo-noir potboiler, featuring penetrating performances by the award-winning lead actresses, and a standout supporting role by Israeli star Lior Ashkenazi.

Film Details

Running Time 
93 minutes
Genre 
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Country 
Year 
2018
Premiere 
Atlanta Premiere
Sponsors 
American Friends of Magen David Adom