The Ambassador's Wife

Short │40 min. │Israel 2016 │ Languages: Hebrew, English, French, Tigrigna Subtitles: English
Director: Dina Zvi-Riklis

The beautiful and spoilt Yerusalem had a wonderful life in Paris as the wife of the Eritrean Ambassador. Due to political changes, her husband is arrested, and she has to run for her life, finding herself in a refugee shelter in south Tel Aviv, where nobody cares who she was. Even there, at the skirts of town, among the desperation and poverty, she does not give up and struggles with all her might to regain her former status. A torrid love affair with an affluent Israeli architect brings her closer to her target until she discovers that he will never leave his family, and that her fate is doomed.

Festivals & Awards

SEOUL International Women’s Film Festival (SIWFF)
Haifa Film Festival


Directed by Dina Zvi-Riklis
Produced by Gidi Avivi and Eran Riklis
Script by Alma Ganihar
Based on a story by Alma Ganihar

Editor: Ori Lee-Tal
Cinematographer: Ziv Berkovich
Sound Designer: Aviv Aldema
Sound Recording: Ronen Geva
Original Music: Yonatan Riklis


Makor Foundation