“Der Nister” (The Hidden), that’s how Colleen Shabtai called the house where she dreamed of a happy family. Together with poet Aaron Shabtai, she raised six children in a Jerusalem house, until they got divorced.
As a teenager, their son, Nahar, began documenting his family. He filmed 20 years of family life, from a house full of children, until it turned empty and old. Only his mother and brother Lemuel remained there. He is unable to lead an independent life while she refuses to part with her role as mother. The grandfather’s inheritance runs out, forcing them to leave the house, a departure which is a critical moment for his mother, his brother and Nahar himself.
✦ The Israeli Film Competition- DocAviv film festival ,Israel 2018
✦ Channel 8 TV site, Israel