A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
This story follows Eva, a traveler who experiences some car trouble and ends up spending some time with a group of women in a hotel outside of town. These women gladly accept Eva into their... See full summary »
From a screenplay by Sebastián Lelio and Rebecca Lenkiewicz, the film follows a woman as she returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her decades earlier for an attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality. Based on Naomi Alderman's book, the film stars Rachel Weisz, Rachel McAdams and Alessandro Nivola.Written by
Filming locations in London included Cricklewood and Hendon. See more »
In the scene where there are prayers in the house of mourning ("Shiva") the men and women are seen as intermingling. However, in a very orthodox Shiva service there would be complete separation of the genders - indeed, in a small house, such as the one depicted, they would be in separate rooms. See more »
In the beginning, Hashem made three types of creatures, the angels, the beasts, and the human beings. The angels, He made from His pure word. The angels have no will to do evil. They cannot deviate for one moment from His purpose. The beasts have only their instincts to guide them. They, too, follow the commands of their maker. The Torah states that Hashem spent almost six whole days of creation fashioning these creatures. Then, just before sunset, He took a small quantity of earth...
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The performances among the very best ... but the subject pretty standard and story predictable and as expected. Worth seeing but nothing too much to be excited about. Trying to focus the story through the Jewish tradition and background makes rather worse
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