Married for four years, Faigi (Mili Eshet), a young Haredi married woman, has still not gotten pregnant. She wishes her husband, Naftali (Yoav Rotman) would agree to fertility treatment, but he prefers to believe their desire for a child will be answered through prayer. After enduring, against her will, a shocking and humiliating ”treatment” for infertility, she finds herself shunned by Naftali, mistrusted by her in-laws, and questioning her role in the only culture she has ever known. Beautifully photographed and acted, this haunting film offers a deep and multifaceted look into an an insular community that reveals little to the outside world.
WHY WE LIKE THIS FILM: A gripping drama that takes place in the Haredi world, but which should resonate with everyone. Winner of the Best Feature Film Festival du Cinéma Israélien de Paris 2023. We will present an AJFF interview with the director, Rabbi Vardi after the movie.
BONUS PROGRAMMING: An AJFF Interview with writer/director Rabbi Mordechai Vardi will play after the film.
Geoblocking: Viewable in Texas only.
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RUN TIME: 108 Minutes
PREMIERE STATUS: Central Texas Premiere
DIRECTOR(S) BIOGRAPHY:Viewable in Texas only.
CAST:Mili Eshet, Yoav Rotman , Ilanit Ben Yaakov, Nevo Kimchi, Gil Frank