Dir. Vidi Bilu (104min, Israel, 2013)
Hebrew with English Subtitles
Mid-Atlantic Premiere

Jerusalem, 1966 – the year before the Six Day War, after which everything will change forever. A small family lives in a crumbling old building in the center of the city. Eli, the father, works all day. His wife, Ruti spends her days in bed reading thick novels that he brings her from the library.

Their 11-year-old daughter, a creative and energetic soul, seeks attention from the other tenants in the building to stave off feelings of boredom and loneliness. One day, when Ruti finally decides to get out of bed, the apparent peace and serenity of the house is violated.

Presented in partnership with MakomDC @Adas Israel. Co-presented by Center for Israel Studies, American University and GW Feminist Student Union.

Wednesday, February 25, 7:30 pm
Adas Israel Congregation
2850 Quebec Street NW
Washington, DC


Sunday, March 1, 2:45 pm
American University’s Malsi Doyle and Michael Forman Theater
(McKinley Building)
4400 Massachusetts Avenue, NW
Washington, DC

vidi-biluVidi Bilu was born in Jerusalem in 1959. She studied between 1983 and 1985 at the photography department of Hadassah College. She began to study cinema in 1986, at the School of Beit Zvi, and specialized in direction in 1989. Her feature was Close to Home won The CiCAE prize at the Berlin Film Festival in 2006.
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