Lot’s Wife (2018): Avishai Sivan’s Fantasy Religious Tale

Avishai Sivan’s Lot’s Wife won the 2018 inaugural Goralska Award at the 13th edition of Pitch Point, the Israeli projects showcase which runs alongside Jerusalem Film Fest.

Set up by Ronen Ben Tal at Plan b Productions, the fantasy Lot’s Wife follows a religious couple who has a child born with two heads, named Noah and Lot. Lot is wicked, Noah good-hearted. After Noah dies and his head is detached, Lot sets on a challenge to overcome his nature.

The Goralska Award came with a cash prize of €20,000 ($23,360). Now in production, “Lot’s Wife” marks Sivan’s follow-up to “Tikkun,” which won the top prize at the Jerusalem fest in 2015 and was released in the U.S. by Kino Lorber.