The Irma Horowitz Film Series
Falafel & Films
Israeli Short Films • Presented by Ma’aleh School of Television Film and the Arts in Jerusalem
Thursday, April 10
6:30 PM • FEE: $10/advance, $15/at the door
Hosted by JCC (775 Talamini Rd, Bridgewater)
20 year old Emunah, an orthodox bride, accompanies her new husband to their new home on the night of the wedding. Emunah awaits the wedding night with hesitations and expectations. To her disappointment, the first night unfolds completely differently to how she has imagined. Lack of experience, embarrassment and the gap between imagination and reality, all cast their shadow on the wedding night and on the following days. Can this young marriage survive its first week?
Awards: First Prize, Festival of Religion, Trento, Italy 2006
“New Year’s Resolution”
On the eve of the Rosh HaShana festival, a 38-year-old single woman announces to her orthodox family that she plans to have a child by artificial insemination. The family members react with shock and disbelief and the woman finds herself wavering in her resolve to carry out her New Year’s resolution.
The special relationship between an elderly father and his Down syndrome son breaks down when the father’s memory begins to fail due to the onset of Alzheimer’s disease. The collapse of their stable and happy routine forces upon the two a painful resolution of their problems.
Awards: First Prize, Jewish Film Festival, Athens Georgia USA 2011
A rare glimpse into the lives of three divorced Ultra-Orthodox women, who tell about their daily hardships, fears, and diminished status in the eyes of the community. Above all, their dearest wish is to marry again.
Award: Best Documentary, Jewish Film Festival Jerusalem Cinemateque 2012