The Women's Balcony


Drama
Drama

When a charismatic rabbi enters their lives, some women in Jerusalem attempt to unite their neighborhood and preserve their traditions.


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The Women's Balcony

A Film by: Shlomit Nehama & Emil Ben Shimon

(Israel, 2016, 96 min, Hebrew, English subtitles, Cast: Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banay, Einat Sarouf,       Aviv Alush, Itzik Cohen).

An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community       in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power.

When the women’s balcony in an Orthodox synagogue collapses, leaving the rabbi’s wife in a coma     and the rabbi in shock, the congregation falls into crisis. Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be   a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men.

*The film is not offered to the USA, Canada, and Spain.
 

FESTIVALS & SCREENINGS

* Best Screenplay Award - UK JFF 2017

* Nominated for 5 Ophir Awards 2016

* Toronto International Film Festival 2016

* Travers City IFF 2017 - Official Selection

 •  Nice JFF 2017

•  Vienna JFF 2017

•  Israeli Film Festival in Paris 2017

•  Australia JIFF 2017

•  SERET London 2017

•  Barbados JFF 2017

•  Mexico Israeli FF 2017

•  Singapore JFF 2017

•  Sao Paulo JFF 2017

•  Vienna JFF 2017

•  SERET Munich 2017

•  SERET Berlin 2017

•  SERET Cologne 2017

•  SERET Netherlands 2017

•  Denmark Israeli 2017

•  Saint Petersburg 2017

•  Inverness IFF 2017

•  SERET Chile 2017

•  Moscow Israeli FF 2017

•  Terres des Femmes IFF 2017

•  Rome Israeli FF 2017

*  Festival Cinéma Méditerranéen de Bruxelles 2017

•  Zagreb Israeli FF 2017

•  UK JFF 2017

•  Caracas JFF 2017

•  Budapest JFF 2017

•  Bratislava JFF 2018

•  YESH Zurich 2018

•  Geneva JFF (by the UK JFF) 2018

•  Milan Israeli FF 2018

•  Copenhagen JFF 2018

•  Milan Israeli FF 2018

•  Padova Jewish Museum 2018

•  The Norwegian Film Institute JFF 2018

•  Venice Israeli FF 2018

•  Pitigliani Konoa Festival 2018

•  Budapest JFF 2018

•  Dusseldorf JFF 2019

 REVIEW LINKS

  From TIFF 

  From Variey 

  From Jerusalem Post