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Feigi and Naftali are a young childless ultraorthodox couple living with Naftali’s parents. Naftali travels to Ukraine to pray for a child during the holiday at Rabbi Nachman’s grave. During Naftali’s absence a guest is invited to stay for the holiday with the family, he introduces himself as Rabbi Eliyahu the barren healer. Using Feigi’s trust and desire for a child he rapes her claiming it is part of her barren treatment. When Naftali returns, the couple face a difficult crisis, which raises fundamental questions about faith and trust.
Haggai Arad, Aharon Peer, Elad Peleg
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Jerusalem International Film Festival, Israel , Israeli Competition , 2022
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival, Estonia , 2022
International Film Festival of India, India , Official Selection , 2022
Vardi's tendency to put marginalized characters in front of the camera gets a sensitive and beautiful expression this time as well.
Netanel Shlomovich, Haaretz