Apples from the Desert
June 7, 7:00 pm
Drama, 2014, 96 mins.
Director: Matti Harari, Arik Lubetzki
The rebellious teenage daughter of Orthodox Jewish parents journeys into the secular world in an adaptation of the award-winning Israeli play that poignantly explores themes of love and reconciliation.
Rebecca (a radiant Moran Rosenblatt) is an only child, living a cloistered existence with her strictly religious Sephardic parents in Jerusalem. Unhappy with the restrictive traditions of home and community, she secretly breaks taboos, attending dance classes where she forms a relationship with secular kibbutznik Dubi. Suspicious and angry in the face of Rebecca’s growing acts of rebellion, her strict father (Shlomi Koriat) reacts by setting in motion a prearranged marriage to an older widower with children of his own. Rebecca’s mother (Reymond Amsalem) and aunt (Irit Kaplan) are appalled, but dare not defy the authoritarian man of the household. After Rebecca runs away from home, the family conflict culminates in a moment of truth, forcing them to confront their beliefs and one another.
Fees: $13 general admission
$9 - seniors, students, SJCC members and CFI members.
Tickets are available at the door, cash only.
Underground parking is available at the River Building, and at nearby Parking Lot P-2B:
Weekdays: $3.50/hr (4hr/$13 max)
Weekdays after 5pm: $7 flat
Saturday/Sunday: $3 flat
Sponsor: Vered Israel Cultural and Educational Program, The Embassy of Israel in Canada, JFO, SJCC, CICF