Director: Ori Sivan
Narrative / Israel / 98 minutes / 2016 / Hebrew adn Arabic with English subtitles
Sunday, March 11 / 2:00 PM / Spotlight Theaters, Hartford (Parking will be vailidated - Thank you LAZ Parking)
A childless Israeli musical couple seeks to form a family in HARMONIA, a contemporary
adaptation of the biblical tale of Abraham and Sarah set inside the inner sanctum of a
The beautiful harpist Sarah is married to Abraham, the charismatic conductor of the
Jerusalem Philharmonic Orchestra. With no children, their melancholy life revolves around
their music. Enter Hagar, a young horn player of French-Arab descent from East Jerusalem,
who joins the orchestra and forms a close personal relationship with Sarah. Their bond gives
way to something more fraught, when Hagar offers to carry the couple’s baby. Two rival
prodigies are born, one Jewish, one Arab, leading to a metaphoric and multi-generational
clash of cultures that can ultimately be reconciled only through music.
* Nominated for five Israeli Academy Awards, and winner of the Best Cinematography and Lia Van Leer Jewish Heritage awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival.