The Women's Balcony
The Women's Balcony

Not Rated - Comedy, Drama

1hr 36min, Hebrew w/ English Subtitles

Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon

Written by Shlomit Nehama

Starring Avraham Aviv Alush, Yafit Asulin, Orna Banai

New York Times & Los Angeles Times CRITICS PICK!
Israel's #1 Film of the Year!

"It's impossible to resist a film that has such rich characters, and makes a complicated subject both enlightening and entertaining."
- David Lewis, S.F. Chronicle

"A close-knit congregation fractures along gender lines after a catastrophe at their synagogue in this nicely observed dramedy."
- Alissa Simon, Variety

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 ladies soon decide to fight back against his ultratraditionalist beliefs, while raising money to repair the "women's balcony" in the synagogue. Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banay, Einat Sarouf, and Avraham Aviv Alush star in this comedy-drama from director Emil Ben-Shimon.

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