MVIFF 2018: THE WOMEN’S BALCONY (ISMACH HATANI)

| 2016 | 96 minutes | | , ,
Emil Ben-Shimon

Sunday September 09, 2018


$15 General Admission, $12 Member,
$7 child age 14 or younger
Doors Open for admissions 30 min. prior to screening
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Emil Ben-Shimon
Shlomit Nehama

The women in an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem are appalled when their synagogue gets a strict new rabbi who preaches rigid gender roles. The ladies soon decide to fight back against his ultratraditionalist beliefs, while raising money to repair the “women’s balcony” in the synagogue. Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banay, Einat Sarouf, and Avraham Aviv Alush star in this comedy-drama from director Emil Ben-Shimon.

"The Women's Balcony overlooks nothing when it comes to addressing faith, segregation and sexism in a peppery, entertaining way." - Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail

"Subtly handled by director Emil Ben-Shimon and screenwriter Shlomit Nehama and rendered heartfelt and compelling by an outstanding cast." - Peter Keough, Boston Globe

"It's impossible to resist a film that has such rich characters, and makes a complicated subject both enlightening and entertaining." - David Lewis, San Francisco Chronicle

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