the Ma'aleh school of television, film & the arts, Jerusalem

Marriage & Divorce

71 Square Meters

2010 Drama |
Director: 
Eliran Malka
Sometimes you have to leave in order to come back. You have to forget in order to remember. Chezi goes to his deceased parents' house the day before the bulldozers will raze it to the ground. It is...
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A Jerusalem Tale

2007 Drama |
Director: 
Tehila Wiesenberg-Kaiser
Lazer and Baila Hirsch, an older orthodox couple who have emigrated to Israel from America, struggle with financial hardship and general misfortune. Lazer, a Bretzlav Hassid, finds that his capacity...
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A Story about Rain

2013 Drama |
Director: 
Bracha Yaniger
In a world without rain, an artistic couple discovers that they have the power to create water. The man’s special powers challenge the couple’s relationship.
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A Walled Garden

2013 Documentary |
Director: 
Efrat Cohen
Efrat, a religious woman who grew up in the secular world, is married to a young rabbi and raising three small daughters. Curiosity draws her to the walled garden of the St. Clare monastery in...
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About Time

2009 Documentary |
Director: 
Ester Miriam Brandes
On the banks of the Yarkon River my grandparents say goodbye to Tel Aviv, which was their home for more than 70 years. They are moving to Jerusalem. During the measuring and the packing, the worrying...
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Changes

2004 Documentary |
Director: 
Avishag Elbaz
Life has changed beyond recognition for Aviva and Avram Herzlich after the murder of their daughter, Talia, and her husband Binyamin Ze'ev Kahana. They have left their beautiful home in the North and...
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Cohen's Wife

2000 Drama |
Director: 
*Adult Subject Matter After being raped by a stranger, a young ultra-orthodox woman awaits a Rabbinical decision about whether or not her husband should divorce her. Jewish law states that "If the...
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First Time Home

2004 Documentary |
Director: 
Elkie Hershberg
The personal diary of the director, Elkie, in the first year of her marriage. She and her husband, Avi, are from completely different home backgrounds. Elkie is the only child of a single mother who...
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Hallel

2001 Drama |
Director: 
Liat Vagshel Cohen
As the result of a small car accident, Yael, an orthodox married woman undergoing fertility treatment, meets the young secular owner of a bookstore. Through her new friendship with him, she is drawn...
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I Thee Wed

1995 Documentary |
Director: 
Director Anat Maskens’ father returns to his ultra orthodox Jewish roots, leaving her secular mother clinging to memories of their 30-year marriage. Each parent struggles: he with his wife’s...
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One Too Many

2005 Drama |
Director: 
Shaiya Bernstein
30 year old Kobi is married to Rachel, who's been in a coma for 4 years following an accident. Kobi uses a little known loophole in Jewish Law - the signatures of 100 Rabbis - in order to marry again...
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Point of Light

2012 Documentary |
Director: 
Ariel Chen
Love and terror, life and death, commitment and the longing for a child shape the first two years of marriage for the director and his wife.
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Revival

2013 Drama |
Director: 
Nadav Lazare
Hemi, a 60 year old Jewish sudies teacher, discovers that the punk band his wife used to play in when she was young is getting back together. As the band reunion approaches, echoes of the wild past...
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Separation

2007 Drama |
Director: 
Tsofnat David
During the Sabbath, 12-year-old Noa discovers that her parents are planning to divorce. In order to try and prevent this, and to protect her younger brother, Noa takes dramatic action which in the...
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Shira

2009 Drama |
Director: 
Miryam Adler
Shira, the mother of five children, lives in a religious community. Her husband's expectation is that she will continue to bring children into the world. Shira begins to collapse under the stress of...
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The First Night

2005 Drama |
Director: 
Adult Subject Matter 20 year old Emunah, an orthodox bride, accompanies her new husband to their new home on the night of the wedding. Emunah awaits the wedding night with hesitations and...
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The French Revolution

2015 Drama |
Director: 
Hai Afik
A noisy disturbance from some youths on the street erupts into Noni and Tamar’s home, shattering their evening. The violence that ensues raises questions for both of them about fear and ethics,...
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The House on the Water

2012 Drama |
Director: 
Omer Regev
A talented musician and ex-combat solider fights for his family and his sanity when the effects of his post-traumatic stress disorder threaten to destroy his life.
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Torn

2000 Drama |
Director: 
Eyal, who is religious, lives with his non-religious girlfriend Tal, but hides the fact from his parents. When they find out, Eyal's mother, a fierce activist in the National Religious Party, is...
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Welcome Home, Mani

2007 Documentary |
Director: 
Chaim Elbaum
Rachel and Mani, after 51 years of marriage, are holding out against all odds. Mani has had a stroke, and the couple are struggling with disability, loneliness, and powerlessness. Every day Rachel...
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Willingly

2007 Drama |
Director: 
Pazit Lichtman-Epstein
Yoni and Michal, who have been married for only a year, arrive at the Rabbinate to formalize their divorce. The two expereince different emotions while wating in line, and the ceremony has an outcome...
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Yotam

2009 Drama |
Director: 
Yehonadav Friedman
Yotam is a ten year old boy from Jerusalem who is trying with all his might to take care of his divorced and emotionally fragile mother. In a moment of crisis he flees to his father's new home and...
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Your Sweet Light

2013 Documentary |
Director: 
Noam Keidar
A young couple from Tekoa establishes a Jewish home in India for backpackers. The camera follows the dramatic turns in their relationship that result their work. It is an intense film about ideology...
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