Rivka and Malka are two Orthodox Jewish sisters living in one of the most traditional communities in Jerusalem, and both are coming up against conflicts between their faith and their gender. Rivka and Meir have been married for 10 years, but are childless. Despite his real love for his wife, Meir feels he must follow tradition and take another, fertile wife. Meanwhile, Malka goes through with an arranged marriage, despite having fallen for a young student. When the realities of her enclosed world become clear to her, she is faced with a choice: to become just another womb, or to face leaving the only community she has ever known.
Cast: Yoram Hattab, Uri Ran Klauzner, Yael Abecassis, Meital Barda, Yussef Abu Warda
Produced by: Amos Gitai, Michael Propper
Directed by: Amos Gitai
Written by: Amos Gitai, Eliette Abecassis, Jacky Cukier
Running time: 1hr 56min
Opens: Feb 16, 2000 NY
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