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Apples From The Desert
Underwritten by
CYNDI SHERMAN AND STEPHEN SCHLEIMER


Apples From The Desert


Synopsis

The rebellious teenage daughter of ultra-Orthodox Jewish parents journeys into the secular world in this adaptation of the award-winning Israeli play. Rebecca is an only child, living with her strictly religious 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 Dooby. Her father reacts by setting in motion a prearranged marriage to an older widower with children of his own. Rebecca's mother and aunt 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. Nominated for three Israeli Academy Awards.


Film Details
Directors:
Arik Lubetzky, Matti Harari
Country:
Israel
Language:
Hebrew (English subtitles)
Running time:
87 min.
Year:
2014
Genre: Drama
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