“Room 514” went to Film Movement for North American distribution out of the Cannes Film Festival. The Israeli psychological thriller, directed by Sharon Bar-Ziv, recently won a special jury mention for Best Narrative Director at Tribeca. “Room 514” is now screening in the ACID program at Cannes. It will open later this year; here’s the synopsis and trailer.
A female Israeli soldier is ordered to interrogate an Israeli officer who is alleged to have abused an Arab family. Lower in rank and also a woman, she is barely taken seriously by the haughty man; he only gives her sarcastic answers. Her colleagues, including her lover, advise her to stop the case – because it is too political, too complex and too notorious. Instead, she fastens her teeth in it, in the hope of getting justice for the victims.