We are proud to announce that “Holy Air”, directed by Shady Srour will world-premiere at the Tribeca International Film Festival in New York (April 19-30, 2017) in the World Narrative Competition.
Set in the Arab Christian community in Nazareth, “Holy Air” is a story of Adam and Lamia, who are members of this vanishing minority in the Holy Land. When Lamia gets pregnant, Adam decides it’s time to make it big and provide for his family by entering the biggest local business – religion. He begins to sell bottled holy air to tourists.
Written and directed by actor Shady Srour (known for Oscar-nominated short film “Ave Maria”, among others), the film was produced by Ilan Moskovitch’s Tree M Productions and Srour’s own Cinema Virgin with the support of the Israeli Film Fund and Gesher Film Fund. It stars Srour and French actress Laetitia Eido in the main roles.
The film participated in Cannes L’Atelier in 2013 and the 2016 work in progress session at Sarajevo FF.
The Tribeca Film Festival was founded in 2002 by Robert De Niro, Jane Rosenthal and Craig Hatkoff and since then became one of the top film events in the United States. Previous winners of the World Narrative Competition include Let the Right One In by Tomas Alfredson, About Elly by Asghar Farhadi, Zero Motivation by Talya Lavie and Virgin Mountain by Dagur Kári.