The Women's Balcony
Showings
Roxie TheatreSun, Mar 5 5:20 PM Not Available
 
Film Info
Director(s):Emil Ben Shimon
Editor(s):Einat Glaser Zarhin
Principal Cast:Evelin Hagoel
Igal Naor
Orna Banay
Einat Sarouf
Aviv Alush
Itzik Cohen
Yafit Asulin
Sharona Elimelech
Herzl Tobey
Haim Znati
Cinematographer:Ziv Berkovich
Screenwriter(s):Shlomit Nehama
Producer:Osnat Handelsman-Keren
Talia Kleinhendler
Leon Edery
Moshe Edery
Country:Israel
Year of Production:2016
Running Time:96 min.
Language(s):Hebrew w/ English Subtitles
Categories:Narrative
Genre-Subject:Women
Orthodox Judaism
Israel
Synagogues
Gender Roles
Drama
Religion & Spirituality
Description
An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem. 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. Already a hit on the festival circuit, The Women’s Balcony is a rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.
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