Wednesday, 5 September 2012

The Secrets (Ha-Sodot) (2007)

A god-fearing girl in a religious boarding school for the Ultra-Orthodox meets her universe's version of Winona Ryder. Things get really from there in their boarding school/coming of age story.

The concept is quite standard but the director has other ideas. Namely casting 3 very dramatic actresses in a film that's secretly an existential comedy. And they're not in on the joke.

It's a great introduction to the ultra-orthodox, as well as a divinely written comedy.

Read my full review at Fridae, first published on 5 September 2012.

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