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Ronit Kertsner , 2011
Israel | Hebrew, English, French and Polish with English subtitles | 72 minutes
Tue Jan 17: 6:00 pm Francesca Beale Theater. Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, south side of West 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave
Wed Jan 18: 1:00 pm Walter Reade Theater, north side of West 65th St between Broadway & Amsterdam Ave
Can one be a Catholic priest and an observant Jew at the same time? Twelve years after he was ordained as a priest, Romuald Waszkinel discovers that he was born to Jewish parents. This powerful documentary by Ronit Kertsner (The Secret, NYJFF 2002) follows his amazing journey from conducting mass in a church in Poland to life as an observant Jew on a religious kibbutz in Israel. Romuald is torn between two identities. Unable to renounce either one, he finds himself rejected by both religions and the State of Israel.
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