A film by Ultra-Orthodox director Dina Perlstein which puts the Ultra-Orthodox female at a cinematic-centre, offering a voice that calls for a change.
Natalie Herman is a brilliant young woman working in high-tech. She finds herself one day being led to a difficult and pointed investigation by the Israeli police and the Interpol. She is being accused of cooperating in a lethal terror attack. Is there any basis for this accusation? Her suspicious behaviour in the hours and days following the investigation is leading her environment to doubt whether she is indeed innocent.
From that moment, she will be forced to pay a heavy price for dark secrets that are being discovered from the distant past, while being swept away into a great whirlwind of cold international interests that include politics and large sums of money, producing a lethal and poisonous potion.
Note: Despite the pashkvilim (posters) and demonstration against Ultra-Orthodox Cinema, an independent film industry is being established in the Ultra-Orthodox communities in Israel and across the world. The Ultra-Orthodox Female Cinema has managed to become bold, even subversive, within the realms of the halacha (Jewish Law) of tzniut (modesty) that the Jewish religion dictates. These films put the Ultra-Orthodox female at a cinematic-centre, offering a voice that calls for a change. The film will provide a glimpse for a different and unusual cinematic perspective, paving its place in the cinematic discourse.
Prior to the screening of the film, we will have a short introduction on the Ultra-Orthodox Female Cinema by the film critic and researcher Marlyn Vinig.
Director: Dina Perlstein
Stars: Daniel Gal, Reymond Amsalem, Evelin Hagoel, Einat Saruf