Ciné Club presents Karin Albou's "La Petite Jérusalem" (2005)

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La Petite Jérusalem

The film screening is for Students Only.
(Presented in French with English Subtitles, and followed by a discussion.)

Two sisters - Tunisian Jews living in a suburb of Paris - navigate tradition and desire. Laura, 19, a serious student of philosophy, tries to live a life of thought, elevating herself above passion and traditional religion. She finds herself attracted to a Moslem man with whom she works. Matilde, older, is married with four children; she discovers that her husband has a lover. Should she divorce him? Despair sends both women search for wisdom - from an attendant at the mikvah and from their mother. Can either find wisdom or happiness?

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