The Women’s Balcony
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