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UK PREMIERE

A MAGICAL WORLD WHICH CAN EASILY ATTRACT ANY VIEWER” Achbar Ha’ir (Tel Aviv’s Weekly Cultural Magazine)

“DELICATE, TOUCHING STORY, OUTSTANDING ACTING … SIMPLY EXCELLENT SERIES” Mako

If a series about a Haredi (ultra-Orthdox) family can be the mainstream event of the year on Israeli TV, something special must be going on.

Written by the team behind the hit TV series Srugim (UKJFF 2010), this delicious, gentle family comedy follows Akiva, a shy yeshiva boy and his closely-knit, argumentative family. Akiva meets an older widow – played by acclaimed actress Ayelet Zurer – just as the family are trying to marry him off, while his widowed father Shulam has a little fling of his own.

To top it all off, his sister’s husband elopes to Argentina, while their grandmother goes into a municipal nursing home, discovering Latin American soap operas and a lot more besides.

Forget everything you thought you knew about Haredi life, and prepare to be charmed.