Jewish Film Festival 2023

 

  • The Good Person
  • The Good Person
  • The Good Person
  • Country: Israel
  • Year: 2022
  • Director: Eitan Anner
  • Run Time: 85 minutes
  • Language(s): Hebrew with English subtitles
  • Speaker: Azzan Yadin-Israel, Dept. of Jewish Studies, Rutgers University

New Jersey Premiere

When a feminist film producer teams up with an ultra-Orthodox rabbi to make a film based on a biblical tragedy, artistic differences quickly escalate. Sharon, an art-house film producer on the verge of bankruptcy is presented with an unlikely opportunity to salvage her future: a collaboration with Uzi Silver, former grandmaster of Israeli filmmaking who gave it up when he became ultra-Orthodox. He wants to make his comeback film, an adaptation of the epic biblical story of King Saul, on condition that Uzi and his wife play the lead roles. This joint effort quickly unravels, threatening to undo much more than their careers and financial situation.

“An intelligent film with an intriguing premise.” —The Jerusalem Post

Awards

Official Selection: Haifa International Film Festival, 2022

Showtimes

Wednesday, November 1, 7:30 p.m. Regal Cinema