Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Girls Night Out
But it wasn't just any movie, it was an Israeli movie, at an art-house cinema and it started at 8 pm. The movie is entitled, "Fill The Void," an award winning movie about Haredim (religious Jews) by an actual, self-proclaimed religious Jew. How could I resist!
I'll tell you how I could resist. I love Jews, don't get me wrong, but Israeli movies are a little tough to sit through. In my college heyday I left no foreign film unseen, so the concept of subtitles and different cultural norms doesn't bother me. But really, I need a movie to make sense or I just get cranky.
In terms of Israeli movies, only a handful actually fall into the "make sense" category. "Walk on Water," "Ushpezin." Okay, that's it. So I didn't hold out much hope that "Fill The Void" would be any better.
It wasn't, but the acting was good and the portrayals were excellent. I know the actors weren't frum (the religious tend not to act in movies), so I was quite impressed. You know a movie has an effect on you when you're still thinking about it the next day.
In fact, my dear friend D called me at work to talk about it this morning, and I stopped what I was doing to chime in. Oh yeah, I may not have understood everything, but I liked what I saw.
Thanks D, for a great night out. We promised each other to do this once a month. Sounds pricey, but the truth is, we got in the movie on the senior discount. Young people think anybody with a few wrinkles is old. This movie may have been a drama, but we certainly had the last laugh!