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The Women’s Balcony

Directed by: Emil Ben-Shimon
96 Minutes, 2016, Comedy; Drama; Israel Film Center Festival

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 leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem.

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Director: Emil Ben-Shimon

Producer: Shlomit Nehama

Producer: Osnat Handelsman-Keren

Cinematographer: Ziv Berkovich