Triad Jewish Film Festival Presents: Women's Balcony

A comedy/drama about community, old traditions and values and the power of women to keep all of these together in the face of modern extremism.



An accident during a bar mitzvah celebration leads to a gender rift in a devout Orthodox community in Jerusalem, in this rousing, good-hearted tale about women speaking truth to patriarchal power. 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.

 

Charismatic young Rabbi David appears to be a savior after the accident, but slowly starts pushing his fundamentalist ways and tries to take control. This tests the women’s friendships and creates an almost Lysistrata-type rift between the community’s women and men.

 

Technical Details

Country of Origin: Israel
Language: Hebrew (with English subtitles)
Running Time: 96 minutes
Genera: Comedy, Drama

Critics Review:

 

"Viewers will leave the theater in a joyous mood." -  Alissa Simon, Variety

 

"A very human and funny story." - The Jerusalem Post

 

"The most joyful, good hearted and charming film of the year!" - Yair Raveh, Cinemascope