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  • The Great Sadness of Zohara

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 1983 • Israel, Morocco
    Starring Tinka Menkes

    A young Jewish woman (Tinka Menkes) leaves Jerusalem and embarks on a solitary, mystical journey through the Arab world in this meditation on spirituality and alienation shot on location in Israel and North Africa.

  • Queen of Diamonds

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 1991 • United States
    Starring Tinka Menkes, Emmellda Beech

    Nina Menkes’s entrancing dream vision of alienation on the margins of Las Vegas is one of the most radical and provocative independent films of the 1990s. Set amid the glittering casino lights and deteriorating ...

  • Phantom Love

    Directed by Nina Menkes • 2007 • United States
    Starring Marina Shoif, Juliette Marquis, Bobby Naderi

    Lensed in stunning black and white, this surreal psychodrama traces the awakening of Lulu (Marina Shoif), an alienated casino worker living in Los Angeles who must navigate complicated relationsh...