God’s Sandbox

(Israel, English-Arabic-Hebrew, 2003)

Producer: Yoav Halevi

Director: Doron Eran

Actors: Meital Dohan, Juliano Mer, Razia Israeli, Orli Perl, Amos Lavi, Sami Samir, Amnon Fisher.

 Feature / Drama

 Winner of the Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Film awards at the Manchester Independent Film Festival, USA; official selection – Karlovy Vary FF, Czech.

Liz, a successful author arrives at a beach in the magical Desert in search of her daughter who ran away. Liz decides to stay at the beach despite her daughter’s objections and meets with a Bedouin storyteller. It is here that she learns of the unusual love story of Leila – a Western tourist and Najim, the son of a Bedouin Sheik.

This extraordinary erotic love story, that took place many years before on the same exotic beach, began to fall apart after the expulsion of Leila and Najim from his tribe. Through many strong sexual encounters we witness the physical power that binds together these two lovers who come from different worlds.