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Film Info
A Place of Her Own

Film Information

Exhibition Title A Place of Her Own
Original Title Reut
English Title A Place of Her Own
Director Sigal Emanuel
Year 2011
Format Digibeta
Colour Color
Duration 68'
  • Guión / Scriptwriter: Ayala Bengad
  • Fotografía / Cinematography: Sigal Emanuel
  • Edición / Editing: Ayala Bengad
  • Producción / Producer: Dikla Barkai
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For the last four years director Sigal Emanuel documented the disturbing life of Reut, a young girl who goes from one institution to the next until she finally winds up on the streets. The documentary begins when Reut is merely seventeen years old and gives birth to her first son, who is immediately taken away from her by welfare authorities. While fighting the State on her own to regain custody, she meets a Palestinian man, marries him, moves to his village, and gives birth to two more children. She also struggles to build an impossible relationship with her first son’s foster family: religious Jews who live in a settlement in the Occupied Territories. Throughout the years, and with a method that reminds us of Czech filmmaker Helena Trestiková’s “cycles”, Emanuel crudely and movingly reveals Reut’s true feelings. All she ever wanted is a place she could call home and some peace of mind. Instead, she bumps into the difficulties of a destiny (which includes a tragic ending), similar to the one of a soap opera or the cruellest of tangos.


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