Romeo and Juliet in Yiddish

A middle-aged ER nurse—and bitterly lapsed observant Jew—undertakes a Yiddish translation of Shakespeare’s great classic. Meanwhile, her houseguest, also a Hasidic dropout, is “leaking” Kabbalistic magic, and enchants her studio apartment. In what might be the first Yiddish “mumblecore” film, Annenberg creates a parallel universe (aka Williamsburg, Brooklyn), where Romeo and Juliet stem from divergent streams of ultra-orthodox Judaism and speak their lines in street-smart Yiddish.

Year:
2010
Length:
91 minutes
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Shown at

  1. 23nd Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2013
  2. Bucharest Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  3. Jewish Film Festival Berlin - 2010
  4. Louisville Jewish Film Festival - 2016
  5. New York Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  6. Sabes Foundation Minneapolis Jewish Film Festival - 2011
  7. UK Jewish Film Festival - 2010
  8. Washington Jewish Film Festival - 2016

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