Congratulations to Zohar Wagner, whose film SAVOY premiered at Jerusalem Film Festival last week and won the Diamond Award for Directing and the Diamond Award for Editing!
SAVOY participated in Close Up’s 2020 – 2021 edition and is the 2nd Close Up project premiering at an international film festival! As the Close Up team, we are excited to see more and more films having their international premiers after going through the Close Up program.
We are very proud to provide this essential support to independent filmmakers from Southwest Asia and North Africa to help them realise their films by providing artistic and professional guidance and networking opportunities with key decision-makers from the international documentary industry! Congratulations Zohar – and we are looking forward to following the journey of Savoy!
SAVOY traces back the story of Kohava Levi, a 31-year-old housewife of Yemeni descent, who was taken hostage during an attack on the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv (March 1975). Over the course of one night, she transformed herself into a fearless heroine. However, by dawn, she was left with nothing but shame.