Hagit works in a toilet paper factory and she has a slight mentally disadvantaged. Sarah is her mother and a divorcee who has devoted life to Hagit. Independence is what Hagit wants but she can’t handle life on her own. People can be cruel to her and treat her very badly. Sarah would like to have some life of her own now that Hagit is an adult. The owner of the factory decides he’s going to close because they are not making a profit. This decision shakes up both Hagit and Sarah.
The scenes of the Negev Desert are very beautiful. Hagit makes intricate little dolls from toilet paper and the rolls used for the paper. She doesn’t understand when people are not telling her the truth and they let her down. This is a different movie and life is tough for both Hagit and Sarah. 3 ½* (I liked this movie)
82 min, Drama directed by Nitzan Giladi with Roy Assaf, Mili Avital, Anna Bagon, Aryeh Cherner, Eyal Chohen, Aviv Elkabeth, Aviva Ger, Itzik Fiuli.
Note: Imdb 5.9 out of 10, 779% critic 90% audience on Rotten Tomatoes, Roger Ebert 2 ½*, 4* out of 5* with 1 review.
Special Note: The original title in Hebrew is Hatuna MeNiyar. The Negev is a desert and semidesert region of southern Israel. Cities are the capital Bersheba in the north, to the south is the Gulf of Aqaba and the resort city of Eilat.