Through the Wall

Rama Burshtein, 2016, 110 min, Hebrew, Drama

"Rama Burshtein's unique film is a dense, complex look at one woman’s search for love"
G. Allen Johnson
San Francisco Chronicle
"This delicately layered film from Rama Burshtein… has the tangled ambiguity of a Talmudic lesson."
Ben Kenigsberg
The New York Times
"It’s a comedy in the Shakespearean sense"
Ben Kenigsberg
The New York Times
"Koler gives a sensitive, emotionally generous performance".
Peter Bradshaw
The Guardian

Horizzonti Competition
Venice Film Festival, 2016

Telluride
Film Festival, 2016

Best Script, Actress & Costume Design
Israeli Film Academy, 2016

Best Actress
Haifa Film Festival, 2016

SYNOPSIS

A heartwarming journey from award winning Hasidic director Rama Burshtein (Fill the Void)

Michal is 32 years old. She became religious 12 years ago, and only now is she getting married. A month before the wedding, while checking out the catering for the event, the groom has a change of heart and the wedding is called off. Michal feels she's unable to go back to ordinary life, to the usual course of matchmaking. She feels this is the moment to change something very basic in her personality. A simple belief that God is good and sweet; that He wants to give and is only waiting for her to wish it. Michal goes on a month-long journey up to the planned wedding day: "I have the venue, the dress, the apartment; God can easily come up with my groom".

Stills

Behind the scenes

DIRECTOR

Rama Burshtein

Cast

  • Noa Koler – Michal
  • Amos Tamam – Shimi
  • Oz Zehavi – Yos
  • Roni Merhavi – Feigi
  • Dafi Alpern – Noam
  • Karin Serrouya – Ziv
  • Irit Sheleg – Mother

Crew

  • Rama Burshtein - Director
  • Assaf Amir – Producer
  • Rama Burshtein - Scriptwriter
  • Amit Yasour - Director of Photography
  • Yael Hersonski - Editor
  • Ori Aminov - Art Director
  • Roy Edri – Original Score
  • Hava Levy Rozalski - Costume Design
  • Moti Hefetz – Sound Recording
  • Alex Claude & Daniel Meir – Sound Design
  • Michal Koren – Casting
  • Eti Bennun - Makeup Artist
  • Dafna Libshtein Alon - 1st Assistant Director
  • Adar Shafran – Line Producer
  • Tammy Cohen, Adar Shafran – Associate Producer
  • Vered Adir, Sasha tamarin - Stills

The film was produced with the support of