Yaelle Kayam

Israel, Denmark 83 min min Fiction


A devout woman is living with her family in the Jewish cemetery on Jerusalem’s Mount of Olives. During the day, while her husband and children are at school, she is left alone in the mountain. She goes for walks in the cemetery, trying to escape the endless house work. One night, out of frustration, she storms out of the house climbing the cemetery, running wherever her feet will carry her. To her surprise, she is exposed to an unsettling sexual scene. Stirred by this image, she starts exploring this new realm of the mountain, while trying to keep a normal face during her daytime routine. Until she can’t anymore. Spanish première

* Festivals i premis
Venice – Orizzonti / San Francisco / Gothenburg / Toronto



Yaelle Kayam

Yaelle Kayam was born in 1979. She is a filmmaker and a film lecturer at the Sapir college film department. Yaelle Kayam studied cinema at the Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne, Australia and at the Sam Spiegel film and Television school in Jerusalem. Her graduate film Diploma (22 min) won third place at the Cinefondation at the Cannes Film Festival 2009. Mountain is Yaelle Kayam’s debut feature film.

Filmography: Mountain (2015), Diploma (2009, curt)

Yaelle Kayam

Film information

Original Title: Ha’har
Director: Yaelle Kayam
Script: Yaelle Kayam
Contact: Films Distribution
With: Shani Klein, Avshalom Pollak, Haitham Ibrahem Omari
Country: Israel, Denmark
Year: 2015
Format: DCP
Length: 83 min min
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: Spanish, English
Edition: 2016