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Jan 15

First JFIlm of 2015 is Jellyfish, award winning story of three Israeli women

Sunday 8 February 2015 at 6.00 p.m. – Slome Auditorium at Beit Emanuel.

Winner of the 2007 Camera d’Or at the Cannes Film Festival, the Official Selection at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival, and the Official Selection at the 2008 Telluride Film Festival. The film stars Sarah Adler and Gera Sandler.

Jellyfish (Hebrew: ?????? ; Meduzot) is a 2007 Israeli film based on a story by Shira Geffen and directed by her husband,Etgar Keret. The film tells the story of three women in Tel Aviv whose intersecting lives paint an unlikely portrait of modern Israeli life. Batya, a waitress at weddings, comes across a mute child who seemingly emerges from the sea. Keren, a bride whose wedding Batya worked at, breaks her leg climbing out of bathroom stall and ruins her dream honeymoon in the process. And Joy, a Filipina domestic, attends to her employer with whom she struggles to communicate. Poetic imagery draws connections between the lives of these women, all of whom find solace in the sea.