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29th Toronto Jewish Film Festival June 3 - 13, 2021

Holy Woman Tzadeikis


Screening Information

Canadian Premiere
October 29 - October 30

Film Details

Country United States
Year 2020
Running Time 20 MIN
Language Yiddish
Subtitles English
Director Emily Cheeger
Cast Malky Goldman,Menashe Lustig,David Mandelbaum,Melissa Weisz

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A magical dark comedy about mortality, mysticism and the metaphysics of facial hair in Hasidic Brooklyn.

Winner of TJFF's first annual Lishma Prize for best short film.

The film was selected by jury of students taking a course on Jewish film curation.

Jury Statement: "Holy Woman was captivating to watch from start to finish, and I still find myself thinking back to it even weeks after viewing. I felt immersed in the world created and quickly invested in the characters. Above all, I was struck by how the fairytale-like story was able to raise so many meaningful and provocative questions without judgement and without compromising the magic of the story. All in all, this was a beautiful, powerful film.”

Presentation Details

Zoom Q & A With Director Emily Cheeger and Producer Ashley George to take place on Saturday October 31st at 1pm