Tuesday, May 23, 2017
The Women's Balcony (2016)
When the women's balcony at the local temple collapses injuring the rabbi's wife the community is left is chaos. The rabbi is heartbroken so there is no one to either lead the prayers nor over see the restoration of their spiritual home. Soon everything seems to be fine when a young rabbi agrees to step in, however his ultra orthodox ways collide with the more liberal ways of the congregation leading to culture clash when the women are pushed out of the temple.
While some of the big details may not ring true for all religions or cultures, this charming comedy drama survives in the small details that echo across cultures, from something as simple as a label stuck on a new dress to the boy at the center of the "tragedy" saying it's all his fault since he wanted a way out, to the funny way the human heart works and pretty much every thing else THE WOMEN"S BALCONY is a sweet little film. This a story about people and we are all the same even if the names are different.
I don't know what else to tell you other than this small little gem of a film is definitely worth your time and money