Shelter by Eran Riklis

Psycho Thriller
English, Hebrew, Arabic
93 minutes
Golshifteh Farahani (PATERSON)
Neta Riskin (SHTISEL)
Lior Ashkenazi (WALK ON WATER, NORMAN)
Haluk Bilginer (WINTER SLEEP)
Yehuda Almagor (PLAYOFF)
Mark Waschke (BARBARA)
Directed by:
Eran Riklis (LEMON TREE)
Produced by:
Heimatfilm, Riva Film, Eran Riklis Productions and MACT Productions in co-production with ARTE France Cinema, ZDF-ARTE
Two women trapped in a safehouse where nothing is safe and no one can be trusted.
Based on “The Link” by Shulamit Hareven

LEMON TREE meets JOHN LE CARRÉ in a thriller set in Germany involving a Lebanese woman (Mona - Golshifteh Farahani) and an Israeli Mossad agent (Naomi - Neta Riskin) sent to protect her. Mona and Naomi - together for two weeks in a quiet apartment in Hamburg. A safehouse. A safe house. A refuge. No one saw what was coming, no one knew that this supposedly quiet fortnight would turn into a nightmare and that refuge would need to be found elsewhere. The intimacy of the relationship that develops between the two women is exposed to the threat of terror that is engulfing the world today. In this game of deception, beliefs are questioned and choices are made that are not their own. And yet their fates take a surprising turn in this suspense laden, elegant neo-noir.