Crime and Punishment set in Tel Aviv and Jaffa. A young man decides to kill a pawnbroker to get more money. The watch and the ring, however, are not enough to pay the rent. Unlike in the Dostoyevsky novel however, the crime is not accompanied by any philosophy, although it is inscribed in the zone of an eternally inflamed conflict.
Jerusalem FF 2010 - Anat Pirchi Award (Best Drama)
Nina Menkes is an avant-garde American filmmaker who graduated with a degree in film from the University of California w Los Angeles. She has lectured at University of Southern California, California Institute of the Arts, Tel Aviv University and the Film and Television Institute of India in Pune. Her oeuvre includes eight films that she wrote, directed, and produced and, for many years, her sister Tinka Menkes, was her leading actress, muse and closest associate. Menkes’s films have screened at festivals in Berlin, Sundance, Rotterdam, Locarno as well as the Whitney Museum of American Art and the New York Museum of Modern Art.
1983 Wielki smutek Zohary / The Great Sadness of Zohara (short)
1986 Magdalena Viraga
1991 Królowa diamentów / Queen of Diamonds
1996 Krwawe dziecię / The Bloody Child
2000 The Crazy Bloody Female Center
2005 Masakra / Massaker / Massacre (co-dir.)
2007 Miłość fantomowa / Phantom Love
2012 Rozpad / Hitparkut / Dissolution
2022 Brainwashed: seks, kamera, władza / Brainwashed: Sex-Camera-Power (doc.)