Women fight for their rights in unexpected ways in this warm and funny film. 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. Then young rabbi David arrives and they think they’ve found a savior. But when he starts pushing fundamentalist ways – suggesting the women’s immodesty might have caused the accident – a rift emerges between the sexes! This intimate portrait of a community trying to maintain its traditions while resisting extremism, set to a lively soundtrack amid the evocative back alleys of old Jerusalem, is sure to leave you smiling.
“Viewers will leave the theater in a joyous mood.” -Variety
Comedy/Drama / Dir: Emil Ben-Shimon/ Starring: Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Aviv Alush /2016 Israel / Hebrew w/English subtitles / 96 minutes
Tornoto International Film Festival 2016; Boston Jewish Film Festival 2016; Miami Jewish Film Festival 2017; Vancouver Jewish Film Festival 2017; 25th Silicon Valley Jewish Film Festival