The JCJ is pleased to continue its series of evenings to view and discuss some of the best of Israeli film.
Hosted by Rachel Walzer, a drama teacher and actress who grew up in Jerusalem, these evenings include thought and discussion
(in English) on aspects of the film’s story, characters, message and techniques.
The next evening is Saturday,
November 17th at 7 pm
featuring: The Syrian Bride
Director: Eran Riklis
The story is set in Majdal Shams, the largest Druze village in the Golan Heights on the Israel-Syria border.
(Druze is an independent monotheistic religion based in Israel, Syria, Lebanon, and
Jordan). Mona, from the village, is to marry Tallel, a television comedian
from Damascus; but insane bureaucracy jeopardizes the nuptials. The movie looks at the Arab-Israeli conflict through the story of
a family divided by political borders, and explores how their lives are fractured by the region's harsh political realities.
The film has garnered critical acclaim and has won or been nominated for several international awards.
The event is open to JCJ members and guests who register in advance with the JCJ at: firstname.lastname@example.org.