Mountain: Israeli Yaelle Kayma’s Tale of Family Living in Cemetery

Mountain, Yaelle Kayam’s drama revolves around a devout  woman who’s 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.


Shani Klein (Tzvia)

Avshalom Pollak (Reuven)

Haitham Ibrahem Omari (Abed)


Screenwriter Yaelle Kayam

Producers Eilon Ratzkovsky, Yochanan Kredo, Yossi Uzrad, Lisa Uzrad, Guy Jacoel

Co-producers, Riina Spørring Zachariassen, Vibeke Windeløv

Running time: 83 Minutes

Language: Hebrew