Israeli Film Series: The Wedding Plan

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When:
October 8, 2017 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
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Where:
Grail Moviehouse
45 S French Broad Ave
Asheville, NC 28801
USA
Cost:
7$
Contact:
Rochelle Reich

The premise and the title of “The Wedding Plan” suggest a bubbly rom-com, but this prickly, delicately layered film from Rama Burshtein — an ultra-Orthodox director based in Israel — has the tangled ambiguity of a Talmudic lesson. Like Ms. Burshtein’s “Fill the Void” (2013), the story of a religious woman who must decide whether to marry her dead sister’s husband, “The Wedding Plan” manages to be respectful of traditions while at the same time feeling modern, even progressive. Read more.