#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Nuns of the ‘Sisters of Mercy’ convent in the middle of the West Bank wilderness have their daily routine of silence and prayer disrupted when a family of religious Israeli settlers crash their car into the convent’s wall. The Sabbath is approaching and they need to get home urgently, however, because of the Sabbath laws, the Israelis can’t operate a phone to call for assistance, and the Nuns have taken a vow of silence. Together they have to come up with an unorthodox plan to help them get home.
Plot: The silent routine of 5 Nuns living in the West Bank wilderness is disturbed when an Israeli settler family breaks down right outside the convent just as the Sabbath comes into effect.
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Quietly amusing, questionably Oscar worthy
France’s Oscar-nominated short film Ave Maria is a screwball comedy of sorts, with its main idea revolving around religious tolerance and a desire for conflicting theologians to come together and realize the common good of reaching a goal. Revolving around a group of Israelis that break down in Palestine, Ave Maria depicts contemporary Israel/Palestine relations by having the gang of individuals look for assistance from five nuns.
As one can predict, comedic circumstances do ensue, particularly when the Palestinians are hesitant to even let the Israelis use their telephone. However, once they realize that they can do more by helping the innocent people of Israel rather than further hurting or tormenting them, some cooperation begins to occur. The unsubtle themes of Ave Maria almost effectively undermine the entire film, despite its mildly amusing comedic setup and its strong, albeit flaccid, core theme that emphasizes togetherness rather than further separation. The entire short is quietly entertaining, but questionably Oscar worthy.
The longer it goes, the more forgettable it becomes
“Ave Maria” is a 15-minute live action short film written and directed by Basil Khalil. As this one managed to score an Oscar nomination, it is certainly the filmmaker’s most known work by now. But I hope it is not his best because this would mean that his entire body of work is pretty forgettable. This is the story of an Israeli couple (and the man’s mother) and what happens if their car stops working while they are in front of a church where a quintet of nuns is currently adhering to a vow of silence. And the fact that it’s Sabbath time as well is not helping either as it makes the already difficult task to get a taxi almost impossible. I think the film started in a solid manner overall and it was an okay introduction to the story, even if the nun characters almost all felt interchangeable and the one that did not was given a pretty ridiculous story line eventually with her strong mechanic skills. But while the final solution in this film is pretty interesting and also somewhat funny, this film is pure religion bait with an ultimately not very convincing story that lacks memorable moments and realism. No surprise though the Academy likes stuff like this as it is about collaboration in the most unusual (religious) scenario. The weakest moment of it is probably when pretty early on that statue loses its head as it was obviously done so much for a mix of shock and comedy, but it felt very desperate to me in its attempt to be funny. I guess I can be glad it did not take home the award over the superior “Stutterer”. I don’t recommend watching “Ave Maria” and I hope Khalil can improve with his next projects.
Original Language ar
Runtime 15 min
Genre Short, Comedy
Director Basil Khalil
Writer Daniel Ka-Chun Chan, Basil Khalil
Actors Maria Zreik, Huda Al Imam, Shady Srour
Country Occupied Palestinian Territory, France, Germany
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. 13 wins & 23 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix Dolby SR
Aspect Ratio 2.35 : 1
Camera Arri Alexa
Film Length N/A
Negative Format N/A
Cinematographic Process N/A
Printed Film Format N/A