It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad

“Abraham and Isaac are on their way to Mount Moriah, towards the sacrifice.
A boat filled with rams is sailing on a dark and deep sea,
full of bottles with letters that no one has ever opened.
But I opened one of these bottles and read the letter.
It was written by a Mohammad, son of Sabah,
who simply thanked God without asking him for anything in return.
This is where my story begins, a story of a troubled shepherdess,
who suddenly finds something she was looking for.
And loses it.
That’s the way it is.”
by Mili Pecherer
with Mili Pecherer, God, Abraham & Isaac, Antelopes
France 2019 Hebrew 29’ Colour World premiere


  • Mili Pecherer (Herself)
  • God (Himself)
  • Abraham & Isaac (Themselves)
  • Antelopes (The Ram)


Written and Directed by Mili Pecherer
Screenplay The Bible
3D Animation Mili Pecherer, Alexis Hallaert
Editing Jean Hubert, Mili Pecherer
Sound Arno Ledoux
Music Eliav Varda
Production Manager Bertrand Scalabre

World sales

Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains

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Le Fresnoy – Studio national des arts contemporains

Mili Pecherer

The director, who was born in Israel in 1988, claims to have made films with Napoleon Bonaparte, God, a haemorrhoid and a donkey before adopting video game technology to obtain a new narrative freedom. Her work takes on the great biblical tales and confronts them with her own questions. She is a graduate of the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and Le Fresnoy art school in Tourcoing, France. She currently lives in Marseille. Her film It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad screened in Berlinale Shorts in 2021.


2012 2pac Its Olrait; short film 2014 Yeruham Off-Season 2017 La vie sans pompe 2018 How Glorious It Is to Be a Human Being 2019 It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad; short film 2021 Tsigele-Migele; short film 2024 We Will Not Be the Last of Our Kind; short film

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2024