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New York Jewish Film Festival 2013

January 9, 2013 - January 24, 2013

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The Fifth Heaven

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Set in 1944 in British-controlled Palestine, this beautifully realized coming-of-age drama, based on a book by Rachel Eytan, tells the story of Maya, a teenager deserted by her parents and deposited at an orphanage for Jewish girls on the outskirts of Tel Aviv. As she waits—along with the other children and their adult supervisors—for liberation from crushing personal and national isolation, a forbidden romance blooms that throws into sharp relief not only her own struggles but those of her fellow exiles and the land that receives them.

Director Dina Zvi-Riklis in person at both screenings!

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Thu Jan 17: 3:30pm
Sun Jan 20: 1:00pm


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Venue
Walter Reade Theater
165 West 65th Street


New York City Premiere

Director
Dina Zvi-Riklis

Country
Israel

Year
2011

Duration
103 min

Language
Hebrew with English subtitles

Genre
Narrative