Within His Passions


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Shmuel's shyness and inexperience prevent him from consummating his marriage with his beautiful young wife.

Shmuel and Hannah are ultra-Orthodox Jewish newlyweds. But the sexual inexperience of both young people means that Shmuel's passion for his wife is full of fear, and the relationship is unconsummated. Shmuel escapes by going out for long walks in the city, where he centers his fantasies on the strangers he encounters. Yet in the end it is the real/surreal response of his wife that will bring him home.

Director: Hillel Rate
Producer: Shaked Shilo
Screenwriter: Hillel Rate
Cinematographer: Alon Rabinovich
Editor: Shira Meishar
Dor Ronen, Or Lumbrozo
Additional Crew
Sound Design: Nati Taub
Original Music: Dor Madmon
Screenings & Prizes

Chana and Lewis Schwartzer Prize for Best Jewish Film, Maaleh Graduation Awards, 2019

Jerusalem Film Festival 2019

Torino Short Film Market, Italy, 2020

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