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, 2K DCP World premiere

With

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

Crew

Written and directed byMili Pecherer
ScreenplayThe Bible
3D AnimationMili Pecherer, Alexis Hallaert
EditingJean Hubert, Mili Pecherer
SoundArno Ledoux
MusicEliav Varda
Production ManagerBertrand Scalabre

Produced by

Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains

Tourcoing, France

+33 3 20283864

www.le-fresnoy.tm.fr www.le-fresnoy.tm.fr

World sales

Le Fresnoy – Studio National des Arts Contemporains

Tourcoing, France

+33 3 20283864

www.le-fresnoy.tm.fr www.le-fresnoy.tm.fr

Mili Pecherer

Born in Israel in 1988, she one day left her homeland and has been on the road with her camera, recording her encounters with people and animals ever since. Her travels have so far taken her to Finland, Russia, Spain and France. She has been supported by a number of institutions including the Bezalel Academy, VGIK, Lahti University of Applied Sciences, BilbaoArte and Le Fresnoy. She currently lives in Marseilles.

Filmography

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

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2020

Dates

Berlinale Shorts - Award Winners

Playback. Ensayo de una despedida | It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad | Genius Loci | Filipiñana | T

Mar 01 21:30

Cubix 9

Subtitles: English

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Berlinale Shorts I

It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad | Playback. Ensayo de una despedida | 2008 | Écume

Feb 24 16:30

CinemaxX 3

Subtitles: English

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Feb 25 17:00

Colosseum 1

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Feb 26 21:30

Cubix 9

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Feb 27 13:30

Zoo Palast 3

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Shorts Take Their Time: Each film followed by a detailed Q&A | Please note: epilepsy warning for '2008'

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Berlinale Shorts in Animation

It Wasn’t the Right Mountain, Mohammad | Genius Loci | Aletsch Negative | How to Disappear | My Galactic Twin Galaction

Mar 01 17:00

Colosseum 1

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