Dir. Arik Lubetzky, Matti Harari (90min, Israel, 2014)
Hebrew with English Subtitles
Rebecca Abravanel is the only daughter of an Orthodox family living in Jerusalem. Unhappy with her strict upbringing, Rebecca secretly opens herself to the secular world. At first her transgressions are relatively minor: she peeks in on Israeli dance classes, and eventually joins the co-ed sessions at the beckoning of a cute boy.
Eventually, she runs away with him to a desert kibbutz. Her parents struggle with the repercussions, and Rebecca, too, finds secular life more complicated than she had anticipated. Based on the bestselling book by Savyon Leibrecht, who also contributed the screenplay.
Trailer coming soon!
Matti Harari directed The Last Suspect and Black Jack previously.