A Film by Shlomit Nehama and Emil Ben-Shimon
Genre: Comedy, Drama
New York Times & Los Angeles Times CRITICS PICK!
Israel's #1 Film of the Year!
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.
The Women's Balcony
Winner - Audience Choice Award
Cherry Hill Jewish Film Festival 2017
Winner - Audience Award
New Jersey Jewish Film Festival 2017
Toronto International Film Festival 2016
Nominated for 5 Israeli Academy Awards