Israeli Director to Helm Lesbian Drama

Filmmaker Tali Shalom Ezer set to direct acclaimed actresses Ellen Page and Kate Mara in ‘Mercy.’
Tali Shalom Ezer

Tali Shalom Ezer

Israeli film director Tali Shalom Ezer is set to make the romantic drama “Mercy” with stars Ellen Page and Kate Mara, Variety reported on Thursday.

Ezer made her feature film directorial debut with the acclaimed “Princess”, which was made in Israel and which won three awards at the Jerusalem Film Festival.

✕”Page is portraying Lucy, the daughter of a man on death row falling in love with Mara’s Mercy character, a woman on the opposing side of her family’s political cause,” Variety reported. “As a result, Lucy’s value for truth is tested as her world begins to unravel.”

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Tali Shalom Ezer commented to Ynet from Cincinnati where she is staying ahead of the start of filming next month: “I am happy to direct a lesbian love story with this incredible cast and with Christine Vachon, a producer I adore for years, and to continue cooperating with cinematographer Radek Ladczuk.”