|Sunday, April 16, 2023, 7:00 pm
Admission: General $15, Students and seniors $13
A childless young ultraorthodox couple faces a crisis after a traumatic treatment for barrenness. When the difference between good and bad is unclear, the family must deal with unresolved secrets that raise fundamental questions about religion and faith.
Barren is a memorable movie, presenting characters you believe in and care about as it gives moviegoers a look and insights into a way of life that some will find fascinating and others off-putting. It is a graceful, compelling look at a young ultra-Orthodox couple in Safed, as they suffer and work through a trauma. Beautifully photographed and acted, it presents the society in which the couple lives as complex and multifaceted, in contrast to the often-used approach that portrays religious life as uniformly repressive and the secular world as unironically positive.
|Hebrew with English Subtitles
|Love, Orthodox-Haredi, Women in Israeli Society