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      The Women's Balcony

      2016 1 hr. 36 min. Comedy Drama TRAILER for The Women's Balcony: Trailer 1 List
      96% 47 Reviews Tomatometer 76% 1,000+ Ratings Audience Score When a charismatic rabbi enters their lives, some women in Jerusalem attempt to unite their neighborhood and preserve their traditions. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 01 Buy Now

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      With rich characters and a thoughtful approach to timely themes, The Women's Balcony tackles complicated subjects with intelligence, compassion, and wit.

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      Audience Member Charming and well-acted.Good story. A pleasure to watch. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/17/23 Full Review Audience Member Although the message is necessary and required, one questions himself in how such a group of people can be so worried about what religions think about us in the XXIth century... Rated 3 out of 5 stars 01/25/23 Full Review Audience Member More feminazi propaganda created to fuel the liberal agenda. It’s getting easier to find a good movie, just look for the ones with the worst review and you have a winner. Rated 0.5 out of 5 stars 01/22/23 Full Review Audience Member Great Movie. really entertaining. great characters. a great dive in life where G-d plays central role in personal life and community life. I love the big question the community faces. What are you willing to risk as a community in the name of G-d? It was a fiddler on the roof story but in the opposite direction. the people were getting more religious instead of less traditional. and that was tearing the community apart. A community not willing to tear itself apart i the name if someone else's religious doctrine. Happy families who lived as a group who were committed to the synagogue and understood that the shul is the place where these people come together. and not to take the for granted. it was literally what brought them together and they created a beautiful community. I like how the religious rabbi was the bad guy, and except for his final moment of forgery, he wasnt really painted to be so so evil. Even at his final moment we see his effort to be a compassionate person who helps other with their minyan. it came off to me as someone who is still fundamentally good. Rated 4.5 out of 5 stars 02/07/23 Full Review Audience Member Brilliant from start to finish. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/18/23 Full Review Audience Member In understanding this film it helps to know a bit about Jewish culture and religious traditions. But having said that, what I loved about it was that it showed women standing up for themselves (in this case against a zealous ultra-orthodox rabbi) without ever losing their love and bond with their husbands and each other. They get angry, but they never lose focus on what has actually been lost and what needs to be regained, a loving community of good people. Rated 4 out of 5 stars 02/24/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Marjorie Baumgarten Austin Chronicle Even though some of the religious and traditional aspects of the film may not travel well, its spirit is universal. Rated: 3/5 Jul 20, 2017 Full Review Brad Wheeler Globe and Mail The Women's Balcony overlooks nothing when it comes to addressing faith, segregation and sexism in a peppery, entertaining way. Rated: 3/4 Jul 14, 2017 Full Review Peter Keough Boston Globe Subtly handled by director Emil Ben-Shimon and screenwriter Shlomit Nehama and rendered heartfelt and compelling by an outstanding cast. Rated: 3/4 Jul 6, 2017 Full Review Katie Hogan VultureHound It's a brilliant uplifting film with a soul and really does show the importance of respect. Feb 4, 2020 Full Review Toba Singer culturevulture.net Their vibrant determination finds expression in a silent sequence shot from above, as each leaves a building one at a time, opening a different-colored umbrella in the rain, resolute. Dec 19, 2017 Full Review Alison Gillmor Winnipeg Free Press The film has crafted an essentially benevolent comic universe where everyone is goodhearted - or at least, they are who they are, and there's not much to do about it. Rated: 4/5 Nov 17, 2017 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Synopsis When a charismatic rabbi enters their lives, some women in Jerusalem attempt to unite their neighborhood and preserve their traditions.
      Director
      Emil Ben-Shimon
      Screenwriter
      Shlomit Nehama
      Production Co
      Pie Films
      Genre
      Comedy, Drama
      Original Language
      Hebrew
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 19, 2017
      Box Office (Gross USA)
      $1.2M
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