The film premiered at the Jerusalem Film Festival in July 2011 where it received the award for Best Full-Length Debut. In a controversial decision by the festival management, however, the prize was revoked at the last minute following a complaint of alleged conflict of interest by one of the jury members. It was also nominated for a 2011 Ophir Award in the Best Actress and Best Cinematography categories, received a Special Jury Mention at the San Sebastián International Film Festival, and won the Critic's Prize at the Cinémed Montpellier Film Festival.
Hanna Mendelssohn (Batia Bar), an elderly widow, is a proud founding member of her kibbutz and has devoted most of her life to its development. When it is threatened with bankruptcy and privatized, she is forced out of her job as the community's gardener, turning from a hardworking productive member of society into a dependent burden. Although she still believes in the values of social equality and cooperation that characterized the kibbutz in its early years, Hanna struggles to maintain her usefulness and sense of worth in a society undergoing a sudden and profound transformation.
Batia Bar as Hanna
Gili Ben-Ozilio as Yael
Hadar Avigad as Naama
Eli Ben-rey as Shimon
Hadas Porat as Odeda
Ruth Geller as Miriam
Jay Weissberg of Variety said Friedlich's debut "tackles a forgotten subject with sensitivity".