2016 Houston Jewish Film Festival: Phoenix
Germany, mid 1940s. A figure appears in a vehicle, her face covered with bloodsoaked bandages. Nelly is being transported to a plastic surgeon for facial reconstruction.
So begins a tale of identity, illusion, and deception as Nelly, face rebuilt, similar but not identical to her disfigured one, tracks down her husband who may or may not have shopped her to the Nazis in this Hitchcock style modern masterpiece. Time Magazine and The A.V. Club ranked this film the 2nd best film of 2015.
Directed by Shemi Zarhin, Israel/Canada, 2015, 118 min. Hebrew with English subtitles. Houston Premiere. Drama