PLAYING: MIDTOWN CINEMA
SATURDAY, MAY 20 • 8:30 PM
TUESDAY, MAY 23 • 3:00 PM
THURSDAY, MAY 25 • 5:30 PM see full schedule >
Israel, 2016/Comedy-drama, 96 minutes/Hebrew w/ English subtitles/Directed by Emil Ben-Shimon/Screenplay by Shlomit Nehama
A gender rift in a observant, close-knit community in Jerusalem is at the heart of The Women’s Balcony, Israel’s #1 box office hit in 2016. 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. Enter the charismatic young Rabbi David, who appears as if by a miracle after the accident. But as the rabbi begins to push a fundamentalist agenda that essentially dishonors half of his congregation, the women are mobilized, and what follows is a good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power, and men, well, having to listen.
Nominated for 5 Israeli Academy Awards; Official Selection, 2016 Toronto International Film Festival.