Synopsis: A woman returns to her Orthodox Jewish community that shunned her for her attraction to a female childhood friend. Once back, their passions reignite as they explore the boundaries of faith and sexuality.
Genre: Drama, Romance
Rotten Tomatoes:
114 min

In the beginning,

Hashem made

three types of creatures,

the angels,

the beasts,

and the human beings.

The angels, He made

from His pure word.

The angels have

no will to do evil.

They cannot deviate for one

moment from His purpose.

The beasts have only their

instincts to guide them.

They, too,

follow the commands of their maker.

The Torah states

that Hashem spent almost

six whole days of creation

fashioning these creatures.

Then, just before sunset,

He took a small

quantity of earth

and from it He fashioned

man and woman.

An afterthought?

Or His crowning achievement?

So, what is this thing?



It is a being with

the power to disobey.

Alone among

all the creatures

we have free will.

We hang suspended

between the clarity

of the angels

and the desires

of the beasts.

Hashem gave us choice,

which is both a privilege and a burden.

We must then choose

the tangled life

we live.

Call an ambulance.



Open your eyes.

Take a breath.

And so you were 15 when you first...

First got a tattoo?

That one really hurt.

That one hurt,

and it was Jesus there.

- Jesus really hurt.

- Mmm-hmm.

It's lovely.

Are you getting

what you need?

This is fantastic, yeah.

Thank you. Are you all right?

I'll need a smoke

in a bit.


Five more minutes?

I got it.


Chin down a little bit.

That's lovely when

you smile a little bit.

- Ronnie.

- Not now.


You need to speak

to this man.

Hello there.

- Yes.

- Is Dovid here?

- Yes.

- Thank you.

Rabbi, there's

someone here to see you.

- Who is it?

- She didn't say.

Thanks, Naomi.




We weren't expecting you.


- I thought...

- May you live a long life.

Thank you.

I'm sorry, I forgot.

Did you come straight

from the airport?


Yeah, I'll go to a hotel.

There's people here

to honor the Rav.


You okay?


How did he die?

Pneumonia, finally.

I'll just find a place

to put these.

- Take this.

- I'll be back.

- Right.

- Thank you.





- Fruma?

- It's really you!


Ronit, you're here.

Of course you're here.





Uncle Hartog.

How are you?

I'm all right.

May you live a long life.

Yeah. Take your coat off.

Come on, and the scarf...

- No, I'm keeping this.

- And the gloves.



you came.

Are you all right?

Have you

got any coffee?

- Can I have some?

- Come.

Do you still take it black?

- Yeah, thanks.

I'll get a cab in a bit.

Stay here, Ronit.

Oh, no, that's all right.

Thank you.

Stay here.




So you came to...

To mourn the Rav.

Why else would I be here?

You were never

very predictable.

Are you still

angry with me?

You left very suddenly.

You married?


When did that happen?

A while ago.

Say more. Who is she?

Do I know her?

Oh, God, it's

not Hinda, is it?

Dovid, you didn't marry

Hinda of Hendon, did you?

Oh, you did. You did, you married Hinda.

Oh, shit, Dovid, no.


- No, I didn't marry Hinda.

- Well, that's good.

Although that does leave about 20

women out there identical to Hinda.

- Why are they all exactly the same?

- Don't be cruel.

Hello, Esti.

Ronit. How are you?

I'm, um,

- here, which is strange.

- Mmm-hmm.

How are you?

Uh, may you live

a long life.

Thank you.

You look very, uh,

- New York.

- Well...

Goodness, you look

very frum, Esti.

Shall I take

more food out?

Don't, leave it, let's talk.

Why doesn't

- Dovid's wife do it?

- When she appears.

So who is

Mrs. Kuperman, Esti?

Do we approve?

Ronit was going

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Sebastián Lelio (born 8 March 1974) is a Chilean film director, screenwriter, film producer and editor. more…

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