Hagar Ben Asher
Actress and director Hagar BEN ASHER (1979, Israel) was educated at the Minshar School of Art in Tel Aviv. Her short graduation film Pathways, which she wrote, directed and played a role in, premiered in 2007 at the Cannes Film Festival. In 2011, her first feature film The Slut likewise had its premiere in Cannes. The Burglar, her second feature, has its world premiere at IFFR 2017.
(selection) Mish'olim/Pathways (2007, short), The Slut (2011), The Burglar (2017)
Hagar Ben Asher at IFFR
Yaeli lives with her mother in a village by the Dead Sea. One day, her mother disappears without any explanation. After a break-in at their apartment, Yaeli decides to turn burglar herself. Not for the money, but because she misses intimacy and this allows her to catch a glimpse of the lives of others.