Special Event Description Happy Hour before the film in the J Café  

In Person: March 9

In early ‘90s Jerusalem, Marie, a Moroccan Jewish bride, returns to Israel after 40 years to marry Dan, the son of French Ashkenazi parents. The wedding is preceded by a traditional week of celebratory meals with her large, boisterous family tribe, whose strong opinions and ancient customs put secrets and lies on the menu. As the joyful façade slowly breaks down, a painful wound from the past and ignored grief is exposed. No one can walk away unscathed, but is it possible to find the love and strength required to forgive? Winner, 10 Ophirs (Israeli Academy Awards) and Israel’s official entry to the Oscars.   

Director Bio: View on IMDB 

Ayelet Menahemi is a director and editor, known for TEL AVIV STORIES (1992), DOING TIME, DOING VIPASSANA (1997) and NOODLE (2007, SJFF 2008). 

Plays with:  
PICKLES (short) 
Ania Kaspi Shema, Miri Dochikian | Animated Short | Israel | 2022 | Hebrew w/English subtitles | 8m | PG-13 

Inna, a 14-year-old immigrant in ‘90s Israel, must cope with all the difficulties of learning the new language, getting used to the new unpolite culture, and Israeli boys. After receiving a letter from her friend in Ukraine she’s forced to reconcile the gap between her desire to belong and the humiliations of her new life.  

Sponsors: Ruth Etzioni and Ross Kling
Community Partners: Rivkin Center,  Sisters of Temple Beth Am