Harmonia — October 15, 2017

On Sunday, October 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m., Cinema Art Bethesda will present the Israeli film, Harmonia. The film is 98 minutes long and in Hebrew and Arabic with English subtitles. It was released in 2016 and was a winner of three awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival.


Screenshot from HarmoniaHarmonia is a modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and young Hagar. Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic; Abraham is its almighty conductor.

When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the Western Side Orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and a unique friendship evolves between the two women. Hagar, feeling Sarah’s pain from not having children, offers to have a baby for her from Abraham, shaking the thin balance in the family.

The biblical adaptation later develops to an emotional clash between the born son Ben a 12 year old phenomenal pianist and his two mothers. Harmonia uncovers the metaphoric emotional roots of the ancient conflict between the two peoples living in Jerusalem, now seeking harmony through a dramatic encounter between Western and Eastern music.

(Text copied from Official Site.)