First screened in March 2018 / Most recently screened in May 2020
Director: Amos Gitai. Cast: Yaël Abecassis, Meital Berdah, Yoram Hattab, Uri Klauzner, Yussuf Abu-Warda, Sami Huri, Leah Koenig, Samuel Calderon, Rivka Michaeli, Noa Dori, Shireen Kadivar, Amos Gitai. Screenplay: Eliette Abecassis and Amos Gitai.

Twitter Capsule: For an essentially diagrammatic tale, hewing close to expectation, this is disarmingly forceful, compassionate, and tough.

Second Capsule: Carefully balances respect for faith and tradition with protest of punitive practice. Stern storytelling, but not pitiless.

VOR:   Would that all of Gitai's abundant body of work were this focused and sharp. Valuable perspectives on gender, power, religion, and culture.

Photo © 1999 Agav Hafakot/MP Productions/Studio Canal+, © 2000 Kino International

Not yet reviewed in full. Grade: B+

National Board of Review: Freedom of Expression Award

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