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Kadosh

Directed by: Amos Gitai
110 Minutes, 1999, Drama

Rivka and Malka are two Orthodox Jewish sisters living in one of the most traditional communities in Jerusalem, and both are coming up against conflicts between their faith and their gender. Rivka and Meir have been married for 10 years, but are childless. Despite his real love for his wife, Meir feels he must follow tradition and take another, fertile wife. Meanwhile, Malka goes through with an arranged marriage, despite having fallen for a young student. When the realities of her enclosed world become clear to her, she is faced with a choice: to become just another womb, or to face leaving the only community she has ever known.

See more about Kadosh at the Israel Film Center

Credits

Director: Amos Gitai

Producer: Amos Gitai

Producer: Michael Propper

Cast: Leah Koenig

Cast: Meital Barda

Cast: Uri Ran Klauzner

Cast: Yael Abecassis

Cast: Yoram Hattub

Cast: Yussef Abu-Warda

Written by: Eliette Abecassis

Written by: Amos Gitai

Distributor: Kino International