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THE WOMEN'S BALCONY
Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon
Produced by Osnat Handelsman-Keren and Talia Kleinhendler
MARCH 12, 2017
The film opens with the collapse of the women’s balcony at an Orthodox synagogue in the old section of Jerusalem. The women struggle to reunite their community and preserve their traditions in the face of a charismatic young Rabbi who enters their lives and captivates the men. The cast features some of Israel’s leading comedians and actors in a rousing, good-humoured tale of women speaking truth to power in a modern Orthodox community struggling to balance protocol with practical, progressive values.