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Lent 2015

Cinema Israel 2014-2015: Religion and Cinema in Israel

Lent Term, 2015 Screening Schedule

Screenings are on alternate Tuesdays during Term time
(with an additional screening on Tuesday, 10th March) at 16:30 in room L1
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge.

All are welcome.


Tuesday, 20th January, 2015

Tehilim (2007, dir. Raphael Najari)

A family in Jerusalem is torn apart by the mysterious disappearance of their father after a tragic car accident. 

After the father of a religious Jerusalem family disappears, they grapple with his mysterious absence. The search for the missing father teaches the family, especially the teenage son, Menachem, things about himself, about his faith and about his way of life that he had never known before. 


Tuesday, 3rd February, 2015

Bruria (2008, dir. Avraham Kushnir)

The death of a Haredi Jerusalem rabbi awakens in Bruria, who works at a used bookstore, feelings connected to the excommunication to which the rabbi subjected her father thirty years earlier because of a heretical book he wrote about the famous Talmudic story of Bruria. The film makes an analogy between the Talmudic image of Bruria as a Jewish sage and the lives of religious Jewish women today.


Tuesday, 17th February, 2015

The Son of God (2014, dir. Guy Nativ, Erez Tadmor)

A story of a father, a Greek Holocaust survivor, who travels back to Greece in search of the person who saved him from the Nazis. The father's religious son joins him on his journey in order to make peace with him, but the encounter with an economically depressed Greece only exacerbates the tense relations between father and son, who must somehow and nevertheless forgive each other. 


CANCELLED: Tuesday, 3rd March, 2015

Srugim (Television series)

Episodes from the ground-breaking Israeli-religious version of "Sex in the City" transposed into the national religious community in Israel today. 


Tuesday, 10th March, 2015

Srugim (Television series)

Episodes from the ground-breaking Israeli-religious version of "Sex in the City" transposed into the national religious community in Israel today. 


For further information contact:

Dr Yaron Peleg
Kennedy Leigh Lecturer in Modern Hebrew
Faculty of Asian & Middle Eastern Studies
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