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.
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
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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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This film tells the story of a disgraced Jewish woman who returns home uninvited.
The topic of this film is quite possibly under represented in the cinema, so it is refreshing to have a film on this topic. It is a great plus to see two very good actresses as the lead, and I am particularly impressed that they are willing to star in this film. As for the film itself, I find it way too slow. I got so bored that I had to watch it at 1.5 times the speed after just 30 minutes. Even then, I still thought the pacing was slow. By the time the emotional climax arrives, I was already rather indifferent to the outcome of the story. Though I think it is an alright film, it does require extensive editing to speed the film up.
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