november, 2020

sat07nov(nov 7)12:00 amfri20(nov 20)11:59 pmThe Women's BalconyEvent Type:Virtual screeningGenre:DramaLanguage:Hebrew,with English subtitlesSubjects:Comedic stories,Israel,Religion,Women's Stories

Event Details

A comedy about how a mishap at a Jerusalem synagogue causes a major rift in a devout community in Jerusalem.”
When the women’s balcony in a small Jerusalem synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. A charismatic Hasidic rabbi appears to be a savior after the accident, but he slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways among the Modern Orthodox congregants. The changes he tries to impose test the women’s friendships and create a rift between the community’s women and men in this rousing tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

Film: 96 minutes

Directors: Shlomit Nehama and Emil Ben-Shimon

Production country: Israel

Year: 2016