Maya: Maine Jewish Film Festival Closing Night
Director: Michal Bat Adam
Country: Israel | 2009 | Narrative
Duration: 89 min.
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Maya is a semi-autobiographic psychodrama from actress-turned-screenwriter Michal Bat Adam. Bat Adam tells the story of a struggling young actress' descent into madness as she checks herself into a psychiatric hospital to prepare for a role. While the role itself has dangerous implications for Maya's health, so too does a friend's personal crisis and her budding relationship with the play's chauvinistic director. Immersed in her role and constantly downtrodden by her paramour, by the evening of the premiere, Maya is walking a thin line between acting and madness.
* MJFF welcomes Cinematographer Yoav Kosh to this screening.
1 Temple Street
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