Occurs on Thursday October 26 2017

Approximate running time: 1 hour and 36 minutes


Shaarei Zedek Synagogue
91 Leinster Street
Saint John NB E2L 1J2

Performance Notes

× Country: Israel
Year: 2016
Running Time: 96min
Language: Hebrew
Subtitles: English
Director: Emil Ben Shimon
Tickets: $10

A battle of the sexes tale that uses humour and pathos to deliver a cautionary message about religious fundamentalism. A close-knit community is plunged into conflict after the women’s balcony in the synagogue collapses. A new, charismatic Rabbi arrives, promising to rebuild the synagogue. When his fundamentalist agenda begins to impose ultra-orthodox practices on the women, a showdown begins between the men who are swayed by him and their wives who refuse to be subjugated. Evelin Hagoel (Gett, A Matter of Size) leads an all-star cast in a feel-good tale about a community struggling to balance religious protocol with progressive values.

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