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Review: 'The Secrets'

Review: 'The Secrets'

In "The Secrets," filmmaker Avi Nesher takes us into the emotional heart of young Israeli women struggling to mesh their emerging identities with an ultra-orthodox Jewish world where the glass ceiling tops out at marriage and children. For some, it is an easy transition to wife and mother. For others, like Naomi (Ania Bukstein), a brilliant mind who would rather spend her time in study with her rabbi father, it is a struggle. The film, which the Israeli director co-wrote with feminist playwright Hadar Galron, uses the tension between tradition and ambition as the staging ground for an intellectual assault on restrictions imposed on women by orthodox interpretations of religious...

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