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  • San Sebastian Film Review: 'Felix and Meira'

    Felix, a middle-aged atheist adrift without family ties, and Meira, a young Hasidic woman feeling lost and smothered under nearly the opposite circumstances, find tentative connection in one another in Canadian helmer Maxime Giroux's somberly seductive "Felix and Meira." Though set in present-day Montreal, this tender romance unfolds like an episode from another century, paying the sort of careful attention to social boundaries you'd expect to find in a classic forbidden-love novel. While neither Meira's arc nor her Orthodox Jewish environment constitutes especially new territory, the pic distinguishes itself through subtlety and sensitivity, offering quiet reflection for festival and arthouse auds.
  • Review: 'Policeman' ★★★

    Review: 'Policeman' ★★&#9733
    "Policeman" is an austere and fatalistic film, a discomforting and despairing look at Israeli society through the parallel examination of subcultures inevitably fated to clash. The debut feature for writer-director Nadav Lapid, "Policeman" was...

    Ultra-Orthodox Israelis Can't Watch TV, But Show Focuses on Them Anyway

    A famous Israeli television presenter decides to leave the fast pace of her Tel Aviv life behind and become a devoutly religious Jew. She marries, and disappears into the cloistered fold of Israeli ultra-Orthodox life. After nearly 20 years of living a...

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    'Fill the Void': Israel's Haredi sect explored from within ★★★

    'Fill the Void': Israel's Haredi sect explored from within ★★★
    An elegant miniature, Rama Burshtein's "Fill the Void" labors under a narrative inevitability, but it's artful work nonetheless. We're in the hushed confines and spaces of the ultra-Orthodox community of Tel Aviv. Barely 18, the daughter of a rabbi,...