HARMONIA is a modern adaptation of the mythological triangle between the childless Abraham and Sarah and young Hagar. Sarah is the harpist of the Jerusalem Philharmonic; Abraham is its almighty conductor. When Hagar, a young horn player from East Jerusalem joins the Western Side Orchestra, she bonds with Sarah and a unique friendship evolves between the two women. Hagar, feeling Sarah’s pain from not having children, offers to have a baby for her from Abraham, shaking the thin balance in the family. The biblical adaptation later develops to an emotional clash between the born son Ben a 12-year-old phenomenal pianist and his two mothers. Harmonia uncovers the metaphoric emotional roots of the ancient conflict between the two peoples living in Jerusalem, now seeking harmony through a dramatic encounter between Western and Eastern music.
Running Time: 98 min.
Director: Ori Sivan
Producer: Mosh Danon
Winner of The Van Leer Award for Best Cinematography, Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2016
Winner of The Lia Van Leer Award for Films about Jewish Heritage, Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel, 2016