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Barren (Akara)


Feigi and Naftali are a young childless Hasidic couple living with Naftali’s parents in Tzfat. When Naftali travels to Ukraine over Rosh Hashanah to pray for a child, a guest who claims to have healing powers is invited to stay with the family. Taking advantage of Feigi’s trust and desire for a child, he convinces her to undergo ‘barren treatment’, with sinister consequences. When the difference between good and bad is unclear, the family must deal with a crisis that raises fundamental questions about religion and faith.

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    Mordechai Vardi

  • Language

    Hebrew (English subtitles)

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