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Bruriah

Directed by: Avraham Kushnir
90 Minutes, 2008, Drama; Romance

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.

See more about Bruria  at IsraelFilmCenter.org

Credits

Director: Avraham Kushnir

Producer: Avraham Kushnir

Cast: Baruch Brener

Cast: Hadar Galron

Cast: Alon Aboutboul

Cast: Shmuel Atzmon

Cast: Israel Sasha Demidov

Distributor: IsraeliFilms

Awards

"Avraham Kushnir directed a clever, thought-provoking film, with modest cinematography, trusting the audience's intelligence... Bruriah is a worthy cinematic achievement that is a credit to its creators."

- Yehuda Stav, Yediot Aharonot  

"... A fascinating film that gets more and more intriguing as it goes along... Hadar Galron presents an enchanting character and captures the whole screen.. [she] manages to lay out the full scan of feminine and human needs."

- Gidi Orsher, Galei Zahal radio station