Shtisel

, 2013

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Israeli TV Spotlight - Melbourne

Winner of Best TV Drama, Best Director, Best Script, Best Actor and more at the Israeli Academy Awards for Television, 2013.

This critically and internationally acclaimed TV series has audiences hooked with its portrayal of the Shtisels, an ultra-orthodox family living in the Mea Shearim neighbourhood of Jerusalem. A shy and introspective man, Akiva is the youngest of the Shtisel family. He lives with his father, Shulem, a rabbi at the local yeshiva where Akiva takes a teaching job. Akiva is still mourning the passing of his mother, and is hesitant to fulfil his father’s wish that he find a wife. That is, until he meets Elisheva, the twice-widowed mother of one of his students. Shtisel is a fascinating glimpse into a tight-knit religious community. It is also a heartfelt representation of the universal issues of love and loss that affect all families

110 mins three episodes / Hebrew (english subtitles)

director — Alon Zingman

category — Israeli TV Spotlight