The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem
Season 1, Part 1 | 10 x 50'
Season 1, Part 2 | 10 x 50'
Season 2 | In Production
Language | Hebrew, English, Ladino Turkish, Arabic
Shlomo Mashiach, Oded Davidoff & Ester Namdar Tamam
Sarit Yishai-Levi (based on novel by)
yes TV & Artza Productions
Sales | Finished Tape
US, UK, France, Spain, Portugal, Poland, Argentina (Netflix)
Spanning from the early to the mid-20th century, THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF JERUSALEM unravels, recreates, and brings to life the story of the Ermosa family – cursed to marry and live without love.
Adapted from the bestselling novel by the same name, this colorful, passionate and tragic series, interwoven with Judeo-Spanish traditions, is set against the backdrop of resistance to the Turkish regime and the underground war with the British.
"The attention to detail and the huge investment in research and design of
the first decades of the 20th century is jaw dropping..." | Haaretz.com
"[The series] definitely shows signs of an addictive show; A guilty pleasure that wants to make you sob in front of the screen... The multiple cliffhangers are designed to keep viewers coming back for more." | IsraelHayom.co.il
"Juicy and direct, lavishly designed, well acted and most importantly, masterfully told... The conflicts, lies, the small rebellions of the Ermosa women... addictive story telling." | tvbee/Mako.co.iI
"Beautiful cinematography, impressive period reconstruction, great actors who engage in a juicy story filled with dark secrets, forbidden loves, spells and ancient rivalries." | ynet.co.il
"The Beauty Queen of Jerusalem makes its amazing, much-awaited debut... It's soapy, fun, exotic... There is enough sex and passion here for audiences around the world to enjoy the series, whether or not they understand the intricacies of the Sephardi-Ashkenazi divide in Jerusalem". | The Jerusalem Post
"Artistically well done... the actors embody their roles in a captivating way - especially Aloni and Saada in the lead roles." | Maariv.co.il
FESTIVALS & AWARDS
Official Selection - Kolnoa Israeli Film Festival | Paris, France
Official Selection - Series Stories | Marseille, France
Winner - Best Daily Drama, Israeli Academy TV Awards | Israel
Winner - Supporting Actress, Israeli Academy TV Awards | Israel
Winner - Best Artistic Direction, Israeli Academy TV Awards | Israel
Winner - Best Visual Effects, Israeli Academy TV Awards | Israel