2013 Palm Springs International Film Festival – Winner FIPRESCI Prize Best Foreign Language Film.
2012 Venice Film Festival – Winners, SIGNIS Award – Honorable Mention, Best Actress.
2012 Sao Paulo International Film Festival – Winner International Jury Award Best Dramatic Film.
2012 Haifa International Film Festival – Winner Best Cinematography.
2012 Awards of the Israeli Film Academy – Winners, Best Film, Best Director, Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Screenplay, Best Cinematography, Best Makeup.
US release date: May 24
My not-so-big ultra orthodox Jewish wedding. It’s all about beards, black suits, long curly sideburns, weird hats, traditional sing and dance, money–of course, many lots of old Rabbis and many lots of “Amen.” Shira’s older sister is dead, leaving a baby boy behind. And now the young accordionist is supposed to marry her brother-in-law. Of course, no one is pressuring her. Of course, it’s all her own decision to make. Yeah, of course.
My Rating: 8/10