Films screening at this event

The Women’s Balcony

original title
ישמח חתני
Director
Emil Ben-Shirmon
Shlomit Nehama
Cast
Avraham Aviv Alush, Yafit Asulin, Orna Banai
Country
Israel
Year
2016
Duration
96 min

“Viewers will leave the theater in a joyous mood.” Variety
“An entertaining, feel-good comedy.” Hollywood Reporter

The building site of a new synagogue located at the heart of a close-knit community in Jerusalem turns into a battleground between husbands and wives, when a new charismatic rabbi decrees that it will not include a women’s balcony – thus barring them altogether from religious services. The Women’s Balcony is a joyous, riotous and thought provoking portrayal of a community striving for equality, which has deservedly become a global hit.

Winner, Best Screenplay Award 2017 – UK International Jewish Film Festival

Nominated – Israeli Academy Awards