Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

(Or (Mon Tresor))

Year: 2004
Country: ISRAEL
Language: Hebrew
Run Time: 100 minutes

Ruthie often bring her daughter, Or, to work. One problem: Ruthie is a prostitute and Or is a 17-year-old trying to resist that life ? and get her mother out of it. Or attends high school, sometimes, in Tel Aviv, in between doing an endless succession of petty jobs: restaurant dishwashing, cleaning staircases and collecting bottles. She is in danger of being swallowed up by her mother?s profession. When Ruthie?s health worsens, Or gets her a job housecleaning, believing this will change everything. When it doesn?t, the conflict between Ruthie and Or escalates, especially when Or?s sexuality complicates things. Devoid of music and shot with a stationary camera, OR is a tense, minimalist affair. Adding to its power is Ruthie?s portrayal by noted actress and filmmaker Ronit Elkabetz.

Keren Yedaya, Sari Ezouz

Keren Yedaya

Marek Rozenbaum, Itai Tamir

Laurent Burnet

Sari Ezouz

Principal Cast
Ronit Elkabetz, Dara Ivgy, Meshar Cohen

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