NEW ARRIVALS • 52m
When fans of the football club "Beitar Jerusalem" make their way to the Teddy Stadium, they hardly ever notice Nadia as she enters and makes her way to a classical ballet studio beneath the bleachers. The ceiling trembles, the cheering fills the room, but the studio remains isolated from Jerusalem’s reality. A decade ago, Nadia and her mother, Nina Timofeyeva, a prima ballerina at the Bolshoi Ballet, left Moscow for Jerusalem and set up the studio. It was a professional suicide. Ballet and football make for a surrealistic combination.
Languages: Russian & Hebrew, English subtitles
Director: Lina Chaplin
Producer: Daniela Reiss
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