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HJFF SNEAK PREVIEW NIGHT: WHERE LIFE BEGINS
Directed by Stéphane Freiss
Italy, 2022, 100 minutes
Italian, French with English Subtitles
Foreign Language Title
Southern Italy is the setting for this beautiful film, where an Orthodox Rabbi brings his family to harvest etrogim (citrons) for Sukkot. Two worlds collide as the Rabbi’s daughter, Esther, looks for a way out of her religious life, and Elio, a non-Jewish farmer, strives to keep his father’s traditions alive. Both of their lives take unexpected detours, as their forbidden relationship develops, and they help one another find freedom.
Patron Sponsor: Edith and Robert Zinn
Community Partner: Houston Chapter of Hadassah
Join us in the new Cramer-Jacobs Family Culinary Studio for a pre-film event celebrating Citrons.
This three-course interactive class will excite the senses and prepare you for life on a Calabrian farm! Citrons, Citrons, and Citrons!
5:30 PM – 7:00 PM