Directed by Amos Gitai
The treatment of women in ultra-Orthodox Jewish
communities is explored by Amos Gitai. The story, set in the Mea Sherim
quarter of Jerusalem, follows the struggles of two sisters to find personal
happiness in a system that seems designed to marginalize their place in
society and limit their possibilities for personal happiness. One of the
sisters, although devoted to her husband, is rejected by the community when
her marriage remains childless. The other is pressured by the rabbi into
marrying a cruel, violent man. "...an anguished cry...has a
ripped-from-the-headlines immediacy" (Scott Heller, Boston Phoenix).
Hebrew with English subtitles. 117 minutes.