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.