2016 Houston Jewish Film Festival: Apples from the Desert
The only child of ultra-religious parents, Rebecca (Moran Rosenblatt from Wedding Doll) is controlled by her cold, iron-fisted father. Restricted to returning home at the end of the day, whereabouts checked, Rebecca breaks taboos and sneaks off to folk-dancing classes where she meets a secular kibbutznik.
The conflict between Rebecca and her parents culminates in a moment of truth and forces each of them to confront their beliefs and one another. An adaptation of the award-winning Israeli play, Apples from the Desert poignantly explores themes of love and reconciliation.
Directed by Arik Lubetzky and Matti Harari, Israel, 2014, 87 min. Hebrew with English subtitles. Houston Premiere. Drama.