Apples from the Desert
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Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:45 pm

Inspired by the award-winning play of the same name, this poignant drama centers around Rivka, the only child of Ultra Orthodox Jewish parents from Jerusalem, who begins to secretly explore the secular world. She befriends Dubi, a young man from a kibbutz. When Rivka’s strict father discovers her plan to abandon their community, he arranges to marry her off to a widower with children. Rivka’s reserved mother is caught between her sense of duty to her husband and her desire to see Rivka happy. This timeless story confronts issues of tradition versus modernity, and the question of whether these two generations can reach reconciliation.

Screening Location
Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010
Movie Info
Israel, 2014, 96 minutes
Hebrew with English subtitles
Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzki
Official Selection – Haifa International Film Festival, 2014