'ROOM 514'Israel, 2012.
Awards and festivals:
2012. – Berlinale – Caligari Film Prize
2012. – Tribeca Film Festival – Special Jury Mention for Best New Narrative Director
2012. – Zerkalo Film Festival – Special prize for the Honest and Uncompromising Account of the Home Country's Long-standing Problems
2012. – Granada International Film Festival Cine del Sur – Silver Alhambra de Plata Award for Best Director (Feature Film)
2012. – Medfilm Festival du cinéma méditerranéen de Rome – Prix "Open Eyes" du film documentaire
Room 514 depicts the confrontation between a beautiful, young and determined female military investigator and an exceptional officer accused of overstepping his authority, precisely abusing an Arab family. Her questioning is greeted with sarcasm by the accused commander, while her colleagues, including her lover, advise her to stop the case - it is too political, too complex and too notorious. Instead, she fastens her teeth into it, eschewing the approval of her male superiors in favor of morality and justice for the victims. Unfortunately, her idealism against the perceived abuse of power might have far-reaching consequences for everyone involved. It is a realistic film dealing with the complex Israeli reality in which it is not always easy to differential between good and bad, in which good and bad must sometimes coexist.