Bruriah


Drama
Drama

A modern-day version of the Jewish legend to the screen, with betrayal, death, god and sex.


$400 

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Bruriah

A Film by: Avraham Kushnir
(Israel, 2008, 90 Minutes, Color, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Hadar Galron, Baruch Brener, Israel (Sasha) Damidov, Alon Aboutboul, Emanuel Halpirin)

Bruriah and her husband Rabbi Meir lived in the 2nd century C.E., at which time the Rabbis declared “women are light-minded.” Bruriah, a most learned and intelligent woman, mocked their statement.        In order to prove their justification, Rabbi Meir sent one of his students to seduce her. Bruriah was seduced and when she discovered that it had been planned by her husband, she committed suicide.

In the present day, a woman named Bruriah has been traumatized by a book her father wrote on the ancient story. She sets out to find one of the last remaining copies—but her husband Yaakov, scared  that she may destroy the life he set up for his family, stands in her way.


FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS
• Jerusalem International Film Festival
• Chicago Festival of Israeli Cinema
• Montreal Jewish Library
• Toronto Jewish Film Festival
• Australia Israel Cultural Exchange
• Purchase College SUNY
• Hartford Jewish Film Festival
• Denver Jewish Film Festival
• San Diego Jewish Film Festival
• Buffalo Jewish Film Festival
• Israeli Film Festival, Miami
• Austin Jewish Film Festival
• Temple Emanu-El, Dallas
• Michigan State University