The Israeli film, Lev Shaket (A Quiet Heart), has won two top honors at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival. Director Eitan Anner took home the Grand Prix honor and actress Ania Bukstein was awarded for best actress.

The film tells the story of Naomi (Bukstein), a young classically trained pianist who moves to Jerusalem to escape the pressure of her life in Tel Aviv.

The story tells of two unexpected connections Naomi makes with an Ultra-Orthodox musical prodigy and an Italian monk who is also an organist. These two help her reconnect with her music but also make her a target of intolerance.

Bukstein was a nominee for best actress at the Ophir Awards, Israel’s Oscars.

Israeli director Eitan Anner collected the Grand Prix at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Ania Bukstein was awarded as the best actress. Photo courtesy
Israeli director Eitan Anner collected the Grand Prix at the 20th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival and Ania Bukstein was awarded as the best actress. Photo courtesy