The Principle of Grace

Over the past twenty-five years, The Jerusalem Sam Spiegel Film School has won 16 Best Film School Program awards in student film festivals; received 407 awards, including at Cannes, Berlin and Venice; and was honored with 183 international festival retrospectives in 55 countries, including in... Read More

Written and Directed by: Maya Kessel

Rita, a nurse for the Social Welfare Department, is accompanied by Mali, a student, as she makes her house calls. Rita explains to Mali that it is important to be tough and unsentimental with each client, no matter how heartrending their situation may be. But at the end of the day, in an act of uncharacteristic kindness, Rita decides to revisit one of her patients.

18 min, fiction, 2015

Best Student Film: Haifa International Film Festival, Haifa, Israel 2015
Critics forum Award: the International Student Film Festival Tel Aviv, Israel, 2016
Best of Fest Award: NYC Shorts, New York, USA, 2016