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Ave Maria (2015 film)

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Ave Maria
Film poster
Directed byBasil Khalil
Produced by
Written by
  • Basil Khalil
  • Daniel Yáñez Khalil
  • Maria Zreik
  • Huda El-Imam
  • Shady Srour
  • Ruth Farhi
  • Maya Koren
Music byJamie Serafi
CinematographyEric Mizrahi
Release date
Running time
14 minutes
CountryFrance, Germany, Palestine
  • Arabic
  • English
  • Hebrew

Ave Maria is a short film directed by Basil Khalil and written by him and Daniel Yáñez Khalil.

A family of religious Israeli settlers has their car break down in a rural area of the West Bank and they must seek the help of five nuns to get back home.

The movie was nominated for the Academy Award for Best Live Action Short Film at the 88th Academy Awards.[1]


  • Maria Zreik as Sr. Marie
  • Huda Al Imam as Sr. Marie Angeline
  • Shady Srour as Moshe
  • Ruth Farhi as Esther
  • Maya Koren as Rachel
  • Sana Tanous as Sr. Marie Antoinette
  • Maria De Pina as Sr. Marie Josephine
  • Raneen Bisharat Iskandar as Sr. Marie of Christ Crucified

Awards and nominations

Award Date of ceremony Category Recipients and nominees Result
Academy Awards[1] February 28, 2016 Best Live Action Short Film Ave Maria Nominated


  1. ^ a b Johnson, Zach (January 14, 2016). "Oscars 2016 Nominations: Complete List of Nominees". E! Online. Retrieved January 14, 2016.
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