Synopsis

In Rama Burshtein's exploration of life within an ultra-orthodox Jewish community in Tel Aviv, a young Hasidic woman Shira is pressurised by her family to marry the widower of her recently deceased sister. This makes for a fascinating drama, mapping out the culture and societal structures that dictate life, whilst never losing perspective of Shira's predicament. As tense and gripping as any thriller, this insight into a largely closed-off world is a breathtaking study of the struggle between family bonds and individual freedom that has heralded its director as a bold new voice in contemporary cinema.

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Director

Arnaud des Pallières

Cast

Hadas Yaron: Shira Yiftach Klein: Yochay Irit Sheleg: Rivka Chaim Sharir: Aharon Razia Israely: Aunt Hanna Hila Feldman: Frieda Renana Raz: Esther Shifi: Yael Tal Michael David Weigl: Shtreicher Ido Samuel: Yossi Neta Moran: Bilha Melech Thal: Rabbi


Crew

Rama Burshtein: Director Assaf Amir: Producer Asaf Sudry: Director of Photography Sharon Elovic: Editor Yitzhak Azulay: Music Michal Koren: Casting Director Eti Bennun: Make-up Chani Gurewitz: Costume Designer Aviv Aldema: Sound

Details

DVD catalogue number: ART685DVD Blu-ray catalogue number: ART099BD

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Out now on DVD, Blu-ray & on demand

GENRE: Drama

CERTIFICATE: U

DIRECTOR: Arnaud des Pallières

CAST:
Hadas Yaron: Shira
Yiftach Klein: Yochay
Irit Sheleg: Rivka
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CREW:
Rama Burshtein: Director
Assaf Amir: Producer
Asaf Sudry: Director of Photography
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DURATION: 91 Mins

COUNTRIES: Israel

LANGUAGES: Hebrew

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