About the Film

THE WOMEN’S BALCONY | ישמח חתני

When the women’s balcony of the synagogue collapsed in the middle of a bar mitzvah, nobody assumed that the cause was anything more than bad architecture—that is, until Rabbi David announced that it was actually a message from God. The charismatic young rabbi warns that the men of the community haven’t done enough to ensure the modesty of their women… creating a rift between the community’s men and women that puts faith, friendships, and traditions to the test. See why TIFF called it “a rousing, good-humored tale of women speaking truth to power.”

Guest: Director of Photography ZIV BERKOVICH

Film Details

Category: Feature

Running Time: 96 minutes

Country: Israel

Year: 2016

Language: Hebrew

With Subtitles

Premiere: U.S. Premiere

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Director: Emil Ben Shimon

Screenwriter: Shlomit Nehama

Producer: Osnat Handelsman Keren , Talia Kleinhendler (Pie Films); Moshe Edery, Leon Edery (United King Films)

Photographer: Ziv Berkovich

Editor: Einat Glaser Zarhin

Original score: Ahuva Ozeri, Shaul Besser

Distribution: Menemsha Films

Cast:

Etti: Evelin Hagoel

Zion: Igal Naor

Tikva: Orna Banay

Margalit: Einat Sarouf

Rabai David: Aviv Alush

Aharon: Itzik Cohen

Yaffa: Yafit Asulin

Ora: Sharon Elimelech

Nissim: Herzl Tobey

Rahamim: Haim Znati

Naftali: Assaf Ben Shimon

Rabai Menashe: Abraham Celektar

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SCREENINGS

Steve Tisch Cinema Center at the Saban Theatre | OPENING NIGHT PREMIERE SCREENING

Thursday November 10, 2016 | 19:30

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Laemmle Town Center 5, Encino |

Saturday November 19, 2016 | 21:30 - SOLD OUT (please check at theatre for last minute availability)

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