Apples from the Desert  תפוחים מן המדבר

Jack M. Barrack Hebrew Academy
272 S. Bryn Mawr Avenue
Brywn Mawr, PA 19010

Saturday, March 14, 2015, 8:45 pm
Inspired by the award-winning play of the same name, this poignant drama centers around Rivka (Moran Rosenblatt), the only child of Ultra Orthodox Jewish parents from Jerusalem, who begins to secretly explore the secular world. She befriends Dubi (Elisha Banai), a young man from a kibbutz. When Rivka’s strict father (Shlomi Koriat) discovers her plan to abandon their community, he arranges to marry her off to a widower with children. Rivka’s reserved mother (Reymond Amsalem) 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.
Country: Israel
Release Date: 2014
Time: 96 minutes
Genre: Drama
Language: Hebrew with English subtitles
Director: Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzki
Topics: Family, Father-Child Relationship, Mother-Child Relationship, Orthodox-Haredi
Official Selection – Haifa International Film Festival, 2014