A group of friends in a Tel Aviv suburb get together to watch Universong, a Eurovision-like television song contest. To cheer a friend up, they compose a song to cheer her up. As a lark, Ofer enters their cellphone video of it in next year's contest, and it becomes Israel's entry.
Directed by auteur Malgoska Szumowska (ELLES) and winner of this year's Teddy Award at the Berlin Film Festival, IN THE NAME OF is a gripping and controversial look at homosexuality in the church, steeped in religious symbolism resonating with current issues in today's society.
Maia, a once successful model attempts to re-launch her career with a sensual photo shoot by celebrity photographer Francesca Allman, who for reasons unknown has isolated herself in a remote, mysterious old house.