When her sister dies in childbirth, 18 year-old Shira Mendelman (Yaron) finds herself under pressure from her mother to marry Esther's husband (Klein). The young woman has other ideas, however.
Like Saudi Arabia's Wadjda, Burshtein's film is a groundbreaking first - the first Israeli film to be directed by a woman - and although it lacks a little of the emotional heft of Haifaa al-Mansour's work, it's a well acted and delicately told tale.
Reviewed by Angie Errigo
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