The Women's Balcony
CAST: Evelin Hagoel, Igal Naor, Orna Banai DIRECTOR: Emil Ben-Shimon SISTER CITIES FILM FESTIVAL | Kiryat-Motzkin, Israel
The women in an Orthodox Jewish community in Jerusalem are appalled when their synagogue gets a strict new rabbi who preaches rigid gender roles. The ladies soon decide to fight back against his ultratraditionalist beliefs, while raising money to repair the "women's balcony" in the synagogue.
The Women's Balcony overlooks nothing when it comes to addressing faith, segregation and sexism in a peppery, entertaining way.Brad Wheeler, Globe and Mail
With an eye for artful detail, director Emil Ben-Shimon orchestrates a resolution both plausible and jubilant.Andrea Gronvall, Chicago Reader