New York Jewish Film Festival 2013

The Fifth Heaven


Film runs
Thu, Jan 17
Sun, Jan 20

The Fifth Heaven
Ba-rakia ha-hamishi | Dina Zvi-Riklis, 2011
Israel | Hebrew with English Subtitles | 103 minutes

New York City Premiere! Director Dina Zvi-Riklis in person at both screenings!

Set in 1944 in British-controlled Palestine, this beautifully realized coming-of-age drama tells the story of Maya, a teenager deserted by her parents and deposited at an orphanage for Jewish girls on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. As she waits—along with the other children and their adult supervisors—for liberation from crushing personal and national isolation, a forbidden romance blooms that throws into sharp relief not only her own struggles but those of her fellow exiles and the land that receives them.

Series: New York Jewish Film Festival 2013

Venue: Walter Reade Theater

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