by Ido Haar
Israel, 2015, 80'
Swiss premiere at Visions du Réel 2016 as part of the Grand Angle section
SESTERCE D'ARGENT PRIX DU PUBLIC VILLE DE NYON
Best film of the Grand Angle section
A young woman who works during the day as a care assistant in a nursing home, transforms into Princess Shaw at night, and posts her a cappella songs on YouTube. She lives in a deprived area of New Orleans and has always had a hard life. This is what she talks and sings about in front of the camera that she uses like a diary. On the other side of the world, in a kibbutz near Tel Aviv, Kutiman, a musician famous for having created unique pieces mixing songs and notes gathered on the web, listens to her and, without her knowing, decides to help her... A tale of Cinderella replayed in the Internet age. Ido Haar who, a few years ago gave us a moving story about the inevitable and tormented cohabitation between Israelis and Palestinians, with 9 Star Hotel, continues his humanist film approach, using the camera like a bridge between beings. This is therefore how anunforgettable character, a great artist, and the filmmaker who brings them together, give life to a touching film that lets us still believe in miracles.
Sunday 18 September 2016 at 20:30
in the presence of Princess Shaw!
Kino Arthouse Uto, Kalkbreitestrasse 3, 8004 Zurich