When an old Jewish baker hires a Muslim teenager from Darfur as his apprentice, the boy accidentally spills cannabis into the dough, with amazing results.
The basic plot of the Bible’s Job, undeserved suffering, becomes the story of modern day Professor Larry Gopnik , beset by health, school, & family problems.
I am reprinting the review portion of this older film because it is so topical today. The full review in the Summer 2008 issue of Visual Parables has 27 discussion questions, more than any other of the 1100+ films on this site! You can purchase this issue (it has over 30 other reviews) at The …
In this comedy/drama a non-practicing Jewish husband/father, struggling to find a job as an actor, wrestles with financial problems, his father’s impending death, his faith, & relationships with his wife & 2 kids.
A fascinating 5-star film by Polish filmmaker Pawel Pawlikowski explores faith and the complex history of eastern Europe. Click the title to read my entire review.
A powerfulm by a French-Lebanese filmmaker about an Arab-Israeli doctor shocked to discover that his wife is the suicide bomber who killed 17 people, many of them children, in a Tel Aviv café. Most of the film consists of his physical and spiritual journey to try to find out why such a loving person as his wife committed such a terrible deed.