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    Holy Air

    Directed by Shady Srour
    Israel | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    Holy Air

    Directed by Shady Srour
    Israel | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    Holy Air

    Directed by Shady Srour
    Israel | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    Holy Air

    Directed by Shady Srour
    Israel | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

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    Holy Air

    Directed by Shady Srour
    Israel | 81 minutes | World Cinema Now

In this likeable, low-key, poker-faced comedy, a failed entrepreneur in Nazareth with a pregnant feminist wife and an ailing father seeks his fortune in the biggest local industry— religion—by turning the local air into a commodity.

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film synopsis

Adam and Lamia are a Christian Arab couple from Nazareth, part of a rapidly shrinking minority in the Holy Land. He’s a failed entrepreneur (among his many harebrained inventions is novelty toilet paper, a product that never took off, so he is forced to use it at home) and she’s an empowered woman who makes men wince and cross their legs when she talks feminism on television. When Lamia becomes pregnant and Adam’s endearing father falls ill, Adam decides to provide for his family by entering the biggest local business—religion. He begins to sell specially bottled Holy Air from the peak of Mount Precipice to tourists congregating for the Pope’s visit.

Director, screenwriter and lead actor Shady Srour (star of Palm Springs International ShortFest prize-winner Ave Maria) takes a page from compatriot director Elia Suleiman’s Divine Intervention absurdist playbook in this likeable, low-key, poker-faced comedy boasting a distinct visual style.

film details

Original Language Title: Avir Kadosh
Country: Israel
Year: 2017
Running Time: 81 minutes
Language: Arabic, Hebrew, English, Italian and French
Subtitles: Yes
Awards: FIPRESCI Award for Best Israeli First Feature, Jerusalem Film Festival
Director: Shady Srour
Producers: Ilan Moscovitch, Shady Srour
Principal Cast: Shady Srour, Laetitia Eido, Shmulik Calderon, Tarik Copti, Dalia Okal
Cinematographers: Daniel Miller
Editor: Naman Mishra
Music: Habib Shadah
Screenwriter: Shady Srour
Website: http://www.samuelgoldwynfilms.com/holy-air/

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