Rama Burshteim’s debut feature (the opening film of this years’ UK Jewish Film Festival) opens the door to a community and lifestyle not often so responsibly explored on screen. She positions her depiction of the unchanging attitudes of her characters into the rituals of a particularly ordered life.
I an devoutly religious family, Shira (Hadas Yaron), is at the age where her family is thinking about arranging a marriage for her. This tight knit community feels claustrophobic and yet liberating at the same time for some.
The film also involves the audience with its stories of tragedy and how people cope with grief and loss and as such feels honest and authentic. It's a wonderful drawn personal film with an assured and intelligent touch.