THE WOMEN'S BALCONY

NR  |  1 hour 36 minutes • Archived

Angelika Film Center Washington, DC

About

The #1 film of the year in Israel, THE WOMEN'S BALCONY centers on community and old traditions, and the power of women to keep these together in the face of modern extremism. When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men.

Directed By

Emil Ben-Shimon

Cast

 Avraham Aviv Alush, Yafit Asulin, Orna Banai

Language

Hebrew with English subtitles

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