AJFF Tickets – The Other Story (Friday, 11:00AM)
Friday, November 22nd, 2019, at 11AM
Cineplex Cinemas Park Lane (5657 Spring Garden Road)
**Please note that the doors of the theatre will open at 10:30am**
COUNTRY: Israel | YEAR: 2018 | RUNNING TIME: 112 minutes
Anat Abadi, a bright and intense young woman, long part of Tel Aviv’s wild club scene, has found God. Renouncing promiscuity, pork, and smartphones for a life of solemn devotion, she moves to Jerusalem, enrolls in an ultra-orthodox seminary and gets engaged to a charismatic musician who’s also recently found religion. Anat’s grandfather Shlomo—a wary widowed psychologist and avowed old-school atheist—is shocked by his granddaughter’s sudden embrace of religious zealotry and her denouncement of the family’s secular ways. Shlomo is desperate to force Anat off her new path, from which there will soon be no turning back.
The ensuing roller coaster ride, by turns suspenseful, poignant, and humorous, will test the strength of their resolve while offering them a last chance at a personal and family reckoning and—could it be?—a modicum of redemption. The characters’ warring personal convictions and intimate anxieties in the clash between secular and religious worldviews also come to embody the struggle for identity animating present-day Israel.
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