“Jerusalem My Love” is a film about Jerusalem’s uncompromising nature of faith. The director’s quest for faith becomes the ‘little story’ that mirrors Jerusalem’s ‘big story’ – a story about loss, repression, and love.
The film’s ‘outer’ track follows the ‘prophets’ in their daily work in the midst of Jerusalem’s violence. Each represents the city’s three monotheistic religions. Three different and yet not so different men are thus presented to us: the Jewish charity worker, Israel; the Muslim drug rehabilitator, Muhammad; and the American street-prophet, Ted – all of whom have plans of their own for the director.
The ‘inner’ track follows the director’s existential search to discover what faith consists of. We see him undergo hypnosis in his pursuit of an explanation to help him understand why his beloved Jerusalem and these men have caused him to lose his faith.