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Eastern Europe, 1904. A Jewish woman, Yentl, has a thirst for knowledge but is prohibited from learning due to the restrictions of her religion. When her father dies, she sets off to increase her knowledge, posing as a man in order to gain admission to a Jewish religious school.Written by
"Yentl" as a very impressive film. Watching it it is hard to believe that it was made by a first time feature film director.
People hate this film because Barbra is in it. She is wonderful. I get tired of hearing people say that "Barbra was too old" for the role. Well she doesn't play "Yentl" that was from the short story. She plays Yentl in her 30's. HEr father from the book is even aged by 20 years.
The story of this film is that the main character has a thirst for learning. After her father's death she disguises herself as a man so she continue her studies in a time where women's higher education was forbidden.
Yentl then falls in love with a man who unknown to him that his new best friend happens to be a woman.
My only problem with this film is that it is a little long but it is never boring.
In my opinion if this film was directed by a man we would still be singing the films praises today.
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